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Registration CodeMPNM
Method

 Mycoplasma IgM EIA

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is one of the most common pathogens causing pneumonia, and is an important causative pathogen of community-acquired pneumonia in neonates, school age children and adolescents.

 

Studies have indicated that M. pneumoniae IgM antibodies are not as sensitive for the diagnosis of M. pneumoniae infection in adults. The use of M. pneumoniae PCR is seen as a more sensitive test in assessing the adult presenting with suspected infection.

 

Mycoplasma pneumoniae testing guidelines (updated Dec 2019)

External Price$28.79(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

 

 

 

Specific requests for IgM serology outside of the above guideline can be performed following consultation with our Clinical Microbiology Team.

 

As part of an on going assessment into the clinical utility of offering Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM serology, we will now be restricting the availability to patients

< 15 years.

 

Patient SpecimenBlood plain 10 mL(Red)
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions Minimum Serum 100 uL, Serum 5 mL Fridge 4C
Aliquot Transport to CHLOvernight
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Serology
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Contact Phone Number 03 3640 416 x80416
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours - urgent testing by arrangement
Turnaround Time1 - 2 days
Additional Information

Onset date of illness desirable.

Studies have indicated that M. pneumoniae IgM antibodies are not as sensitive for the diagnosis of M. pneumoniae infection in adults. The use of M. pneumoniae PCR is seen as a more sensitive test in assessing the adult presenting with suspected infection.

As part of an ongoing assessment into the clinical utility of offering Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM serology, we will now be restricting the availability to patients <15 years.

 Specific requests for IgM serology outside of the above guideline can be performed following consultation with our Clinical Microbiology Team.
Delphic Number Test Number2419

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