Mycoplasma Antibody, IgG + IgM
Label Mnemonic: MYAB
Epic Lab Code: LAB3667
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 0.5 mL serum from red top tube
Absolute Minimum: 0.1 mL serum from red top tube
Rejection Criteria:
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or severely lipemic specimens.
Turn Around Time:
1-3 days upon receipt in reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibody, IgG < 0.10 U/L: Negative 0.10-0.32 U/L: Equivocal > 0.32 U/L: Positive Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibody, IgM <0.76 U/L or less: Negative-No clinically significant amount of M. pneumoniae antibody detected. 0.77-0.95 U/L: Equivocal-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.
Comments:
Please mark sample plainly as "acute" or "convalescent". Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days of receipt of acute samples.
Methodology:
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
CPT Code:
Mycoplasma IgG or IgM = 86738