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What are the tests for atypical pneumonia?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Various

There are antibody panels (in which the diagnosis is retrospective), and pcrs and non-specific indicators as well as cultures for some.
These may be viral, mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella, tb, fungal and others. The tests ordered will depend upon the history and physical exam and initial lab results.

In brief: Various

There are antibody panels (in which the diagnosis is retrospective), and pcrs and non-specific indicators as well as cultures for some.
These may be viral, mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella, tb, fungal and others. The tests ordered will depend upon the history and physical exam and initial lab results.
Dr. Martin Raff
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