Atypical Pneumonia Panel (for Lakes/BOP Hospital & Community)

Test Information

Test Name

Atypical Pneumonia Panel (for Lakes/BOP Hospital & Community)


Legionella; Mycoplasma pneumoniae; Chlamydophila pneumoniae; Chlamydia pneumoniae


Molecular Diagnostics

Preferred Specimen

Sputum; Bronchoscopy specimens; Tracheal aspirate; Cough suction; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swab; Other respiratory specimens

Testing Location


Processing Information

Registration Code



From14/9/2022 register ATPN for BOP/Lakes specimens based on the following criteria:

1) Specific request for molecular/PCR testing (Hospital and community specimens)

  • Atypical pneumonia panel
  • Legionella
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae

2) Legionella -Hospital presentation or inpatient respiratory sample e.g. sputum, endotracheal aspirate bronchoscopy specimens with clinical details:

  • Pneumonia or consolidation
  • Imminocompromised patient

3) Request for Legionella Urine antigen test and a respiratory sample is available (Hospital and community requests)

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

ATPN does not apply for requests from the Waikato region. Sample referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory. Refer to each individual test page.