Additional Info: Test includes mycoplasma pneumoniae antibody IgG and IgM.
Useful For: Mycoplasma are the smallest of the free-living organisms. M. pneumoniae causes approximately 10-20% of all cases of pneumonia. These pneumonias that can affect otherwise healthy individuals, are commonly referred to as ”walking” and ”atypical” pneumonias.
Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
1 mL serum from 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.2 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
NOTE: Body fluids and CSF are not acceptable samples for this test.
Analytical Time: 3 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Friday
86738 – x 2