Mycoplasma Antibody, IgG + IgM
Label Mnemonic: MYAB
Epic code: LAB3667
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
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