FMPAB - Clinical: Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibody, CF (CSF)

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Test Name

Test ID: FMPAB    
Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibody, CF (CSF)

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.




                                      <1:1  Antibody Not Detected

                            > or = 1:1  Antibody Detected


Diagnosis of infections of the central nervous system is accomplished by demonstrating the presence of intrathecally-produced specific antibody. Interpretation of results may be complicated by low antibody levels found in CSF, passive transfer of antibody from blood, and contamination via bloody taps. The interpretation of CSF results must consider CSF-serum antibody ratios for the infectious agent.