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 Recent changes for Atypical Pneumonia Serology

Recent changes for Atypical Pneumonia Serology

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
21st August 2018
Method

Contact VIDRL 9342 2649/9342 2650

Use comment APS when acute sera received and store pending receipt of convalescent sample.

Contact VIDRL 9342 2649/9342 2650

Notes

May 1st to September 30th - Mycoplasma, Legionella, Chlamydia & Influenza serology performed and Q fever when requested.  Influenza serology not performed routinely from 1st October to 30th April.

Paired sera (acute & convalescent) required (collected 2-3 weeks apart). Specimens will not be sent until convalescent specimen received. The exception is Mycoplasma pneumoniae - if < 40 y.o. testing will be performd on initial specimen.

 

Paired sera (acute & convalescent) required (collected 2-3 weeks apart). Specimens will not be sent until convalescent specimen received.

 

Atypical Pneumonia Serology

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Paired sera (acute & convalescent) required (collected 2-3 weeks apart). Specimens will not be sent until convalescent specimen received.

Chlamydia, Legionella, Mycoplasma serology tested routinely (please specify if Influenza or Q-fever required seperately).

Alternate names:
APS, Chlamydia psittaci/pneumoniae serology, Influenza serology, Legionella serology, Mycoplasma serology, Psittacosis serology
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
SATYP
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Notes:

Paired sera (acute & convalescent) required (collected 2-3 weeks apart). Specimens will not be sent until convalescent specimen received.

 

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
3-4 days
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

Use comment APS when acute sera received and store pending receipt of convalescent sample.

Contact VIDRL 9342 2649/9342 2650

External Laboratory:
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)
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