Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibody, IgM
Label Mnemonic: MYCOM
Epic Lab Code: LAB5698
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 0.5 mL serum Absolute Minimum: 0.1 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Severely lipemic, contaminated, heat-inactivated, icteric or hemolyzed specimens.
Reference Range:
0.76 U/L or less: Negative - No clinically significant amount of M. pneumoniae IgM antibody detected. 0.77-0.95 U/L: Low Positive - M. pneumoniae-specific IgM presumptively detected. Collection of a follow-up sample in one to two weeks is recommended to assure reactivity. 0.96 U/L or greater: Positive - Highly significant amount of M. pneumoniae-specific IgM antibody detected. However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.
Methodology:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
CPT Code:
86738