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Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Test ID

MPNEU1

LAB243 MYCO


Advisory Information


Detection of IgM or IgG class antibodies to Mycoplasma pneumoniae provides exposure information. The preferred method of diagnosis of acute M pneumoniae infection is by molecular detection; order MPRP / Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Useful For

Screening for recent or past exposure to Mycoplasma pneumoniae

 

This test should not be used as a screening procedure for the general population.

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
MYCOG M. pneumoniae Ab, IgG, S No Yes
MYCOM M. pneumoniae Ab, IgM, S No Yes
MYCON M. pneumoniae Ab Interpretation No Yes

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
MMYCO M. pneumoniae Ab, IgM, S by IFA No No

Testing Algorithm

If Mycoplasma pneumoniae, IgM is reactive or equivocal, then M pneumoniae IgM by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) will be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name

MYCOG, MYCOM: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

MMYCO: Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Reporting Name

M. pneumoniae Ab, IgG and IgM, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Heat inactivated specimen Reject

Reference Values

IgG: negative

IgM: negative

IgM by IFA: negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Specimen Retention Time

14 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

86738 x 2-Mycoplasma pneumoniae by EIA

86738-Mycoplasma pneumoniae by indirect IFA (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MYCO M. pneumoniae Ab, IgG and IgM, S 58733-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
MYCOG M. pneumoniae Ab, IgG, S 45224-3
MYCOM M. pneumoniae Ab, IgM, S 5257-1
MYCON M. pneumoniae Ab Interpretation 69048-7

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.