Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibodies




  • Mycoplasma agglutination will be tested on selected hospital inpatient samples
  • Further tests (CFT) will generally be performed on paired sera only, unless the date of onset is greater than 14 days previously
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibody testing is part of the following viral screen sets:

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples normally required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Date of onset
  • Severity of illness


Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

7 - 10 days

Page last reviewed: 20/11/2013