Mycoplasma pneumonia Antibody, CF (Serum)

Test Code
66412

CPT Codes
86738

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.2 mL

Instructions
Centrifuge serum specimen within 1 hour of collection and immediately separate serum specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s).

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Complement Fixation

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: 2-5 days

Reference Range
<1.8

Clinical Significance
Single titers >1:64 are indicative of recent infection. Titers of 1:8 to 1:32 may be indicative of either past or present infection, since CF antibody levels persist for only a few weeks. A four-fold or greater increase in titer between acute and convalescent specimens confirms the diagnosis.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway, Bldg B-West Wing
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042




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