Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR

Test Information

Test Name

Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR


M.pneumoniae PCR

Preferred Specimen

See notes

Testing Location

PLBOP; Referral

Processing Information

Registration Code



  • Hospital request - throat swab in VTM sputum or BAL in sterile container; referral to Canterbury Health Laboratory
  • Community request - As part of extended respiratory virus panel, only performed after consultation with Dr Chris Mansell. Correct specimen is a nasopharyngeal swab, dry or in viral transport medium; referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory


Contact Information

External Referral Information

Referral Location

See notes