Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Culture
Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is one of the principal etiologic agents responsible for primary atypical pneumonia (often called walking pneumonia) as well as more mild forms of upper respiratory illness. Primary atypical pneumonia may be a severely debilitating disease and may infect otherwise healthy individuals.
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Culture methods for M. pneumoniae are relatively insensitive and a negative result does not exclude mycoplasma infection. Molecular detection with PCR is more sensitive in the acute phase of illness.
Test Performed by: Focus Diagnostics, Inc.
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