Test Code: Myco Preferred Name Mycoplasma antibodies
|Image||Specimen Type||Specimen Volume||Tube Type|
||Blood (adult)||5 mL||SST with gel 8.5 mL (Dark Yellow Top)
||Blood (paediatric)||2 mL||4x 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.