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Test Catalog

Test ID: MYCO    
Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If Mycoplasma pneumoniae, IgM is reactive or equivocal, then M pneumoniae IgM by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) will be performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Ordering Guidance

Detection of IgM or IgG class antibodies to Mycoplasma pneumoniae provides exposure information. The preferred method of diagnosis of acute M pneumoniae infection is by molecular detection; order MPRP / Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Heat inactivated specimen Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days