Test Code: Myco Preferred Name Mycoplasma antibodies

3 hours
2 Day
2 days
Medicare Item

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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