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ID:726 Mycoplasma IgM
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DescriptionM. pneumoniae is a bacterium that causes acute respiratory illness. Most laboratory reports are of infection in children aged from 5 to 14 years, and adults aged 30 to 39 years. Very few reports are children under 5 years or adults aged 65 years and over. These data therefore suggest that children acquire M. pneumoniae from other children at school and transmit infection to other children and to family members. M. pneumoniae causes illness ranging in severity from mild respiratory illness (fever,cough, malaise, headache) to severe pneumonia. For a small number of people, mainly the elderly and persons with sickle cell disease, complications of M. pneumoniae infection can be fatal. For LTHT, Mycoplasma IgM is only tested on patients <16 years of age. For acute respiratory symptoms please send appropriate sample for respiratory PCR.
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Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentVirology
SampleSerum
TubeSerum Gel Tube
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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol4ml
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Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT10 days
IP Routine TAT10 days
GP Acute TAT10 days
GP Routine TAT10 days
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 07/09/2019 09:34:37. Published By K Roberts on 07/09/2018 09:34:37.