Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B

Qualitative and/or quantitative detection of human metapneumovirus (hMPV)
Lab Test name Contact Comments
Jessa Hospital Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B 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
OLVZ Aalst Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B Anne Vankeerberghen
Sample type:
Respiratory sample (500 µl)
Pharyngeal swab

Frequency: Daily (except weekend)
Test type: In house real time PCR
Version date: 06/05/2019
CHU Saint-Pierre Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B Reynders Marijke, Maaroufi Younes, Scheen Robert
Staaltypes: Respiratoire stalen (Nasopharyngeale wissers en aspiraten, BAL, tracheobroncheolaire aspiraten).

Minimum staalvolume: 500 microliter

Kwalitatieve in house real-time PCR
ZNA Middelheim Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B Walter Verstrepen
Sample type:
Respiratory specimens (at least 250 µl)

Frequency: every working day
Test type: In house real time PCR
Imelda-Bonheiden Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B Dr. Johan Frans, Isabel Micalessi
Sample Type:
- NAP in UTM
Frequency: Daily
Test Type: NxTAG Respiratoir Pathogeen Panel (MAGPIX, Luminex)
AZ St-Jan Brugge - Laboratoriumgeneeskunde Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B Dr. M. Reynders, P. Descheemaeker
respiratoiry samples (min 550 µl)
respiratoiry samples: TaqMan Array Card in house real time PCR
Version date: 17/11/2017
AZ Damiaan Oostende Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B Ben Vanmassenhove/ Anne-Sophie Hervent
SAMPLE TYPE: flocked swabs
FREQUENCY: 1-3/week
TEST TYPE: Allplex RV_Master (Seegene)
BELAC accreditation number 433-MED
Version date: 04/09/2023
GZA St-Augustinus Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B Philippe Van Lint
This PCR test is performed on respiratory samples (500µL).
Frequency: daily (Monday-Friday)

The respiratory PCR is part of the following syndromic panel:
Seegene RV Master and Seegene Pneumobacter assay

Influenza A virus
Influenza B virus
Human respiratory syncytial virus
Human metapneumovirus
Human adenovirus
Human rhinovirus
Human parainfluenza virus

Streptococcus pneumoniae
Legionella pneumophila
Haemophilus influenzae
Bordetella parapertussis
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Bordetella pertussis
Chlamydophila pneumonia
Jan Yperman Ziekenhuis Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B Bieke Decaesteker,
Stijn Jonckheere
Sample type: respiratory samples
Frequency: daily
Test Type: RT-PCR; QIAStat-Dx Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 panel (QIAStat, Qiagen)

The respiratory test also screens for the following targets:
Viruses: Adenovirus, Bocavirus, Coronavirus, Enterovirus, (Para-)Influenza virus, Rhinovirus, RSV.
Bacteria: Bordetella (para-)pertussis, Legionella pneumophila, Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Belac accreditation number 523-MED
Version date: 07/07/2022
AZ St-Lucas Brugge Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) A and B Dr Karel Maelegheer
Sample type: respiratory sample (300 µl)
Frequency: 1-3/week
Allplex Resp panel 2 Assay (Seegene)
Version date: 25/10/2022