Sample Required • Respiratory samples (sputum, BAL, BW, TA)• Sputum samples (expectorated or induced)
Sample Container Sterile universal container (not sputum trap container)
Sample Collection 2 mL
Transport/Storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight
Turnaround Time 7-10 days
NotesPlease request separately. Not included in standard respiratory culture testing. Samples may be referred to the Atypical Pneumonia Unit, Public Health England, for further investigation.