microbiology - respiratory infections

Lab Test name Contact Comments
UZ Leuven MolPLUZ microbiology - respiratory infections Katrien Lagrou, Marc Van Ranst
Sample types:
- respiratory swab in Universal Transport Medium (UTM)
- aspirate

Minimal sample volume: 1ml
Frequency: every day (monday to saturday)
Remark: semi-quantitative results (negative / strong positive / positive / weak positive) are reported for every parameter
Test-type: multiplex in-house real-time PCR including:
- adenovirus
- bocavirus
- Chlamydia pneumoniae
- Chlamydophila psittaci
- cytomegalovirus
- coronavirus (+ typing: NL63/229E/OC43/HKU-1/MERS/SARS)
- Coxiella burnetti
- enterovirus / rhinovirus (+ specific detection / typing EVD68)
- Herpes simplex virus (+ typing HSV-1/ HSV-2)
- hMPV
- influenzavirus (+ typing inflA / inflB)
- Legionella pneumophila
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae
- parainfluenzavirus ( + typing PIV-1/2/3/4)
- parechovirus
- pneumocystis jiroveci
- RSV (respiratoir syncytieel virus)
- rhinovirus (+ enterovirus)
- Streptococcus pneumoniae
UZ Brussel - Microbiology microbiology - respiratory infections Oriane Soetens
SAMPLE TYPE: Nasopharyngeal swab or aspirate, BAL (min. 0.6 ml)
FREQUENCY: every weekday in the respiratory season
TEST TYPE: commercial real-time PCR (Xpert Flu/RSV XC kit, Cepheid)
Version date: 26/09/2017
AZ St-Jan Brugge - Laboratoriumgeneeskunde microbiology - respiratory infections Dr. M. Reynders / P. Descheemaeker
SAMPLE TYPE: Nasopharyngeal swab or aspirate, BAL (min. 1 ml)
TEST TYPE: TaqMan Array Card in house real time PCR
Simultaneous detection of following organisms:
Herpes Simplex virus 1
Herpes Simplex virus 2
Bordetella holmesii
Bordetella parapertussis
Bordetella pertussis
Chlamydophila pneumoniae
Chlamydophila psittaci
Coxiella burnetii
Haemophilus influenzae
Legionella pneumophila
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Pneumocystis jiroveci
Enterovirus D68
Human bocavirus
Human coronavirus HKU1
Human coronavirus NL63
Human coronavirus OC43
Human coronavirus 229E
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV)
Human respiratory syncytial virus A (RSV A)
Human respiratory syncytial virus B (RSV B)
Human rhinovirus
Influenza virus A
Influenza virus A H1N1v2009
Influenza virus A H3N2
Influenza virus A H7N9
Influenza virus B
Parainfluenza virus type 1
Parainfluenza virus type 2
Parainfluenza virus type 3
Parainfluenza virus type 4
Version date: 17/11/2017
Jessa Hospital microbiology - respiratory infections dr. Cartuyvels, Raymaekers Marijke
-nasopharyngeal aspirate or secretion
-nasopharyngeal e-swab (UTM or liquid amies)
FREQUENCY: Monday till Friday
TEST TYPE: in-house real time PCR
Version date: 06/11/2017
AZ Delta microbiology - respiratory infections Steven Vervaeke/ Joke Breyne
- Nasopharyngeal swab (Eswab) or aspirate
- Respiratory sample (0.3ml)
FREQUENCY: 24/7 upon request
TEST TYPE: Filmarray RP2plus panel (BioFire)
Simultaneous testing of: Adenovirus,Coronavirus 229E,Coronavirus HKU1,Coronavirus OC43,Coronavirus NL63,Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus MERS CoV),Human Metapneumovirus,Human Rhinovirus/ Enterovirus,Influenza A,Influenza A/H1/H1-2009/H3,Influenza B,Parainfluenza 1-4,RSV,Bordetella pertussis,Bordetella parapertussis,Chlamydophila pneumoniae,Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Version date: 05/12/2017
UZ Leuven MolPLUZ microbiology - respiratory infections Marc Van Ranst
Katrien Lagrou
Sample types:
- respiratory swab in Universal Transport Medium (UTM) (or eSwab)
- aspirate

Minimal sample volume: 0.5 ml
Frequency: every day (monday to saturday)
Detected targets:
- influenza A
- influenza B

Test-type: Panther Fusion (FluA/B - RSV)
Version date: 19/10/2018