Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibody, IgM
0050398
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MYCO-M
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or severely lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
0.76 U/L or less: Negative - No clinically significant amount of M. pneumoniae IgM antibody detected.
0.77-0.95 U/L: Low Positive - M. pneumoniae-specific IgM presumptively detected.  Collection of a follow-up sample in one to two weeks is recommended to assure reactivity.
0.96 U/L or greater: Positive - Highly significant amount of M. pneumoniae-specific IgM antibody detected.  However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86738
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050398Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Antibody IgM5256-3
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Aliases
  • M pneumoniae antibody IgM
  • M pneumoniae IgM