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Test Code MYPLAM Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum

Additional Codes







Advisory Information

Detection of IgM or IgG class antibodies to Mycoplasma pneumoniae provides exposure information. The preferred method of diagnosis of acute M pneumoniae infection is by molecular detection: MPRP / Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Molecular Detection, PCR.

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Useful For

Screening for recent or past exposure to Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
MYCOG M. pneumoniae Ab, IgG, S No Yes
MYCOM M. pneumoniae Ab, IgM, S No Yes
MYCON M. pneumoniae Ab Interpretation No Yes

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
MMYCO M. pneumoniae Ab, IgM, S by IFA No No

Testing Algorithm

If Mycoplasma pneumoniae, IgM is reactive or equivocal, then M pneumoniae IgM by IFA will be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name

MYCOG, MYCOM: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

MMYCO: Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Reporting Name

M. pneumoniae Ab, IgG and IgM, S

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To


Mild reject; Gross reject


Mild reject; Gross reject




Heat inactivated

Reference Values

IgG: negative

IgM: negative

IgM by IFA: negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

86738 x 2-Mycoplasma pneumoniae by EIA

86738-Mycoplasma pneumoniae by indirect IFA (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
MYCOG M. pneumoniae Ab, IgG, S 45224-3
MYCOM M. pneumoniae Ab, IgM, S 5257-1
MYCON M. pneumoniae Ab Interpretation 69048-7