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Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Antibody (IgM) Qualitative

Components

Name Method Department Units
Mycoplasma Ab, IgM Immunoassay
CMI, Immunology

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)
Room temperature - 1 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 72 hour(s)
Frozen - Indefinite month(s)
Room temperature - 1 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

This is a qualitative test for Mycoplasma IgM.

CPT Code

  • 86738