Mycoplasma pneumoniae PA, Mycoplasma pneumoniae PA (Particle Agglutination) Test
3 – 5 mL plain blood. Send an acute sample for total antibody. If the titre of the first sample is <320, a second sample, to be sent two weeks later, will be requested.
Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.
Acute infection : ≥ 4 fold rise of Ab titre in paired sera. A single sample having a titre of ≥ 320 is suggestive of a recent infection.
<1 – 4 days
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