Test Catalog

Search below or browse by department on the left hand menu for testing offered at Providence Health Care laboratories.

Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

For questions or comments about this catalog please contact Dr. Janet Simons at janet.simons@providencehealth.bc.ca

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Test Name: Mycoplasma pneumoniae NAT

Test Code:

Collection Container: C&S Container

Sample Type: Sputum, bronchial washings, tracheal aspirate, lung tissues, sterile body fluid

Method: Includes nucleic acid amplification of: Chlamydophila, Legionella, Mycoplasma


The test is referred out (require BC CDC Microbiology requisition).

Note: BC CDC will also accept acute and convalescent serum samples for Mycoplasma pneumoniae serology.