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Mycoplasma Titer (M. Pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG & IgM)

Mnemonic:    [M pneu Abs]
Name:    Mycoplasma Titer (M. Pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG & IgM)
Specimen:    0.5 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050399
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labelled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. If the IgM antibody is positive, the IgG evaluation will not be done.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent". Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.