Mycoplasma pneumoniae serology Blood – NOTE: This test is no longer routinely available.

Diagnostic Use

From the 04 March 2024 Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) will no longer perform serology for the detection of antibodies to B. pertussis and M. pneumoniae. Neither of these tests have the robustness required to be a reliable diagnostic path in acute disease.
In the event of an acute illness due to either pathogen PCR testing is the test of choice.
In rare circumstances when serology may be required, please contact a microbiologist to discuss the case. There may be an option to have the test performed at a reference laboratory in NZ or overseas and we are happy to facilitate this if clinically indicated.


Microbiology - Serology

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Turnaround Time

7 days

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