Molecular toolkit for severe community acquired pneumonia

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    A molecular toolkit for the microbial investigation of severe community acquired pneumonia (S-CAP Study)



  • Contact name

    Ruth Nicholson

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    NIHR HPRU in Respiratory Infections, Imperial College London

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    2 years, 7 months, 1 days

  • Research summary

    Severe community acquired pneumonia is common and has a high associated mortality. Conventional tests identify the cause of pneumonia in approximately half of cases, which is inadequate for both clinical and public health purposes. This study applies novel laboratory techniques based on DNA sequencing to samples from patients with extremely severe pneumonia. The aim is to evaluate these techniques for their potential to improve diagnosis and understanding of severe pneumonia.

  • REC name

    London - Bromley Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    5 Aug 2016

  • REC opinion

    Favourable Opinion

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