Investigation of Atypical Pneumonia

  • Sputum or gargle (20ml saline) or viral throat swab (pink) for Virology and Mycoplasma PCR
  • Urine (universal container - white top) for Legionella antigen
  • If Psittacosis suspected - discuss with consultant microbiologist.
  • If TB suspected - send 3x sputum requested for AFB microscopy and TB culture.