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M.PNEUMONIAE AB (IGG),EIA
Preferred Specimen Volume: 1 ml
Specimen Type SERUM
Specimen State Refrigerated (cold packs)
Serum from no additive (red-top) or (royal blue-top)
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
907-CHANTILLY,NICHOLS QUEST DIAGNOSTICS
IgM antibody testing is valuable for early diagnosis in children; in adults, paired sera for specific IgG and IgM are generally required together with PCR. Specific IgM antibodies are often absent in reinfections; specific IgA might be quite useful in this circumstance.
Mycoplasma are the smallest of the free-living organisms. M. pneumoniae causes approximately 10-20% of all cases of pneumonia. These pneumonias that can affect otherwise healthy individuals, are commonly referred to as "walking" and "aypical" pneumonias.
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