Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibody Titer (Total)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: MPNEUMO AB
POE DESCRIPTION: MPNEUMO AB TITER
CPT CODE: 86738
DAYS PERFORMED: Monday-Friday
TURNAROUND TIME: 1-5 days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen must be received by the laboratory no later than 0800 on the day the test is to be performed. It is the responsibility of the ordering physician to see that both acute and convalescent specimens are obtained. The physician should arrange for the collection of the convalescent serum 10-14 days after the acute is collected.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top Vacutainer® tube or SST tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum)
REJECTION CRITERIA: Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 mL blood (1 mL serum)
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE:

IgG <0.91 U/mL negative

IgM <770 U/mL negative

METHODOLOGY:

EIA

REFERRAL LABORATORY:

Commercial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The test is used to aid in the diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, primarily atypical pneumonia.
TEST SYNONYM(S):M. pneumoniae Titer; Mycoplasma Complement Fixation