Pneumoslide IgM antibody panel in Ahmedabad
Pneumoslide IgM antibody panel or simply pneumoslide panel is an Indirect immunofluorescence IFA test to simultaneously detect antibodies against the common few viruses and bacteria causing atypical pneumonia from patient’s blood sample. Test done by Qline Diagnostics Naranpura Ahmedabad
Simultaneous detection of 9 microorganisms:
- Influenza A,
- Influenza B,
- Parainfluenza 1, 2 and 3
- Legionella pneumophila sg 1,
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae,
- Coxiella burnetii and
- Chlamydophila pneumoniae
Pneumoslide IgM benefits
Indirect methods can establish a clinical diagnosis in the absence of isolation of the microorganism from the sample or detection of its antigens or nucleic acids.
In viral infections (RSV, Adv, InfA, InfB, Para) Pneumoslide IgM has proved to be a very useful technique in children, as this population develops primo-infections. Furthermore, when diagnosing bacterial infections (Leg, Myc, Cox, Chl), Pneumoslide IgM is useful in both children and adult population as primary infection may occur at any time in life.
Pneumopanel cost price is Rs 4500,
Report time 24 hours,
Blood sample type : Red or yellow plain serum tube
Atypical pneumonia : Atypical pneumonia is a lung infection caused by atypical organisms, other than Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis.
These atypical organisms include mainly bacteria and viruses such as Legionella pneumophila sg 1, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Coxiella burnetii, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, adenovirus,
respiratory syncytial virus, influenza and parainfluenza.
As the illnesses caused by these agents have different courses and respond to different treatments, the identification of the specific causative pathogen is very important.
Atypical pathogens are responsible for 30-40% of pneumonia cases and may be copathogens in other cases. Even knowing the common features of these infections, determining the specific
pathogen on the basis of clinical, radiological and laboratory findings is difficult and usually done retrospectively, if at all.
Also available biofire respiratory panel done from nasopharyngeal swab. It is a PCR panel detecting organism specific dna/rna and so more sensitive and specific than pneumoslide panel , cost price is Rs 13000 for biofire filmarray respi pneumo panel :