Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG/IgM antibodies

Alphabetical Test listing

Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG/IgM antibodies-13538

  
Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG/IgM antibodies
  
13538
  
LAB13538
  
MYCPABYS
  
Atypical pneumonia
PPLO antibodies
  

Aid in the diagnosis of atypical pneumonia, which is a cause of community-acquired pneumonia

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
  

Spin and separate

  
  

Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x 3

  
  • Hemolysis
  • Lipemia
  • Gross bacterial contamination
  
LabCorp Burlington (163758): R-LC
  
3 days/wk
  
1 - 5 days
  

Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)

  

Negative
   IgG: <100 units/mL
   IgM: <770 units/mL

  

Primary infection usually occurs in children and reinfection in adults is common. Results must be interpreted in light of each patient's history, physical examination, and other diagnostic findings. A positive result indicates prior exposure to Mycoplasma. A single positive IgG result may be present in the absence of any clinical symptoms as specific IgG antibodies may remain elevated long after initial infection. Recent or acute infection can only be documented by a positive Mycoplasma IgM result and/or a significant increase in the IgG value between sera drawn two to four weeks apart. Specific IgM antibodies may persist for several months after infection or be absent during reinfection.

  
86738 x 2
  
Result 5256-3
  
04/10/2019
  
05/20/2019
  
03/16/2021