Mycoplasma pneumoniae/Chlamydophila pneumoniae PCR Kit (6-Pack) order#: 390085

This supply pack is sufficient for six Mycoplasma pneumoniae/Chlamydophila pneumoniae tests containing six vials of universal transport media with nasopharyngeal swabs and six General Test Requisitions.

Instructions:

  1. Open the pouched seal pack and aseptically remove the sterile nasopharyngeal swab from the package.
  2. Collect the specimen from the site involved as soon as possible following the onset of symptoms following the procedure in the diagram below.
  3. Aseptically remove cap from vial and insert swab in medium.
  4. Break swab shaft evenly at the scored line and replace cap to vial closing tightly.
  5. Label the specimen container with the patient’s full name, date of collection and one other unique identifier such as the patient’s date of birth or Health Card Number. Failure to provide this information may result in rejection or testing delay. 
  6. Complete all fields of the requisition: include, the patient’s full name, date of birth, Health Card Number (must match the specimen label), enter ‘Mycoplasma pneumoniae/Chlamydophila pneumoniae’ under test description, source of specimen, date of onset, date of collection, physician name and address, and clinical diagnosis.  
  7. Place specimen in the biohazard bag and seal bag.
  8. Insert the completed requisition in the pocket on the outside of the biohazard bag.
  9. To maintain optimum viability, the specimen should be stored and transported at 2-8°C or on wet ice to the laboratory for processing within 48 hours of collection.
  10. For further information about Mycoplasma pnuemoniae/Chlamydophila pnuemoniae specimen collection and testing refer to the Test Directory Index.

Photo of the nasopharyngeal swab method for Mycoplasma pneumoniae/Chlamydophila pneumoniae.

Storage of unused kits:

The kits can be stored at room temperature with stated expiry date - DO NOT USE EXPIRED KITS

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Updated 8 April 2019