Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG and IgM

Abbrev Code:MPS   
Order Code:LAB3618Order Name:Mycoplasma Pneumonia Abys IGG and IGM
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 86738 x1, 86738 x1
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

Optimal Volume:1.2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Bacterially contaminanted, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, lipemic or turbid specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. 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


Reference Range:





Less than 0.10






Greater than 0.32







0.76 or less

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



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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