Mycoplasma pneumoniae: referral of samples

Explains how to refer samples to PHE for Mycoplasma pneumoniae confirmation or detection of macrolide resistance markers.


Referral of specimens for confirmation of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and detection of macrolide resistance markers

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This document provides guidance for referring samples to PHE’s Respiratory and Vaccine Preventable Bacteria Reference Unit (RVPBRU) for confirm or detection of Mycoplasma pneumonia. It explains:

  • the type of samples to refer
  • where to send them
  • what test is performed
Published 28 June 2017