Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Antibody IgG & IgM

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)

Specimen Requirements:
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

CPT Information:
86738 – x 2