Guidance

Mycoplasma pneumoniae: referral of samples

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

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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