MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE IgM ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
<=0.90 Index   Negative: No antibody detected  
0.91-1.09 Index   Equivocal: Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.  
>=1.10 Index   Positive: IgM antibody to Mycoplasma pneumonia detected, which may indicate active or recent infection.  

Performed
Sunday, Thursday

Turnaround Time5 days
Test CodeMYCM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86738
LOINC Codes
5256-3

Warde
Medical
Laboratory