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MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE TOTAL ANTIBODY

Synonym(s):

​Mycoplasma pneumoniae PA, Mycoplasma pneumoniae PA (Particle Agglutination) Test

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​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.

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.

Method

​Particle Agglutination

Test Results

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.

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​<1 – 4 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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