Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG/IgM antibodies

Alphabetical Test listing

Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG/IgM antibodies-13538

Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG/IgM antibodies
Atypical pneumonia
PPLO antibodies

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

1.0 mL
0.5 mL



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)


   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