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Test Code: Myco Preferred Name Mycoplasma antibodies

No
3 hours
2 Day
2 days
Medicare Item
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood (adult)5 mLSST with gel 8.5 mL (Dark Yellow Top)
Blood (paediatric)2 mL4x SST with gel 600 uL Paed (Red or Yellow top)


APPLICATION:  Antibodies may not be present in an early acute phase specimen and a serum collection after 2 weeks may be required for diagnosis.

INTERPRETATION:  High titres may persist for up to 1 year and may not indicate recent infection.  False positives do occur with acute pancreatitis.

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