Pathology Handbook

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae IgG/IgM

Synonyms

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Clinical Indications

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Part of Profile

Included in serological respiratory infection screen

Request Form 

Request via ICE

Availability

On request during normal working hours; reference laboratory test (Addenbrookes)

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection, and any current, or intended, antibiotic therapy

Turnaround Time

7-10 days

Specimen

Serum, red or gold top (SST) tube

Volume

7 ml

Container

Vacutainer red top

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample 
Insufficient clinical information given

Lab Handling

Aliquot and store at 4ºC prior to dispatch; send to the Reference Laboratory (Addenbrookes) as soon as possible. Store second aliquot at -40ºC for 3 months