Test Overview
Test Methodology

EIA

Test Usage

As aid in the diagnosis of disease associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Positive IgM results are consistent with acute infection, although false-positives do occur. A single positive IgG result only indicates previous immunologic exposure.

Reference Range *

IgG: Negative; IgM: Negative.

Test Limitations

Negative results do not rule out the presence of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae-associated disease. The specimen may have been drawn before the appearance of detectable antibodies. If testing is performed too early following primary infection, IgG and/or IgM may not be detectable. If a Mycoplasma infection is clinically indicated, a second specimen should be submitted at least 14 days later.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
MYCO
MiChart Code
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Antibody, IgM
Synonyms
  • Antibody, Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Antibody, PPLO
  • PPLO Antibody
  • Primary Atypical Pneumonia Antibody
  • MYCOP
  • MYCOPLASMA ANTIBODY
  • MYCOPL PNEUMONIAE AB, IGG, IGM
  • MYCO IGG
  • MYCO IGM
  • MYCO-D
  • MYCOAB
  • MYCOPLASMA PNUMONIAE IGG
  • MYCOPLASMA PNUMONIAE IGM
  • M PNEUMO AB
  • MYCOIFA
  • M pneumoniae IgM Ab, IFA
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo MYCO
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate (preferred) or freeze.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

If test is positive or equivocal for IgM Antibodies, Mayo MMYCO IgM by IFA (MMYCO) (CPT 86738) will be performed at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated. Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
86738 x2
Fee Code
22019
Reflex CPT
86738
Reflex Fee Code
38136
LOINC
17304-7
NY State Approved
No