Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG and IgM


Sunquest Code:MPS  
Epic Code:LAB3618Epic Name:MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIA ABYS IGG AND IGM
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:86738, 86738
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat. Results are reported in 1-3 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred. Label samples as acute or convalescent. Convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Severely lipemic, hemolyzed or icteric.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP. Aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50399 (MYCO PAN)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

 

U/L

 

IgG

Less than 0.10

Negative

 

0.10-0.32

Equivocal

 

Greater than 0.32

Positive

 

 

U/L

 

IgM

0.76 or less

Negative - No clinically significant amount of M. pneumoniae antibody detected.

 

0.77-0.95

Low positive - M. pneumoniae specific IgM presumptively detected. Collection of a follow-up sample in 1-2 weeks is recommended to assure reactivity.

 

0.96 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.

 

 



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