Mycoplasma pneumonia Antibodies, IgG and IgM, CSF

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 86738 x2
Turnaround Time:Specimen are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-3 days.
Special Instructions:ARUP Laboratories will run test on CSF with a disclaimer. Indicate specimen source on the label.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF (source disclaimer required by ARUP)
Optimal Volume:0.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.1 mL
Container:Sterile tube
Causes for Rejection:Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric or severely lipemic specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.1 mL minimum, into a standard ARUP tube. Indicate CSF on specimen label. Store at refrigerated temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Sample is stable for 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50399


Reference Range:By report.
Use:May aid in the diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in patient with persistent pneumonia that is outside of the expected acute phase.

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