|Downtime form:||A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery|
|Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)|
Absolute Minimum: 0.1 mL serum from red top tube
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.