Mycoplasma pneumoniae serology by PPA


Mycoplasma pneumoniae can cause atypical pneumonia, as well as encephalitis. Total antibody titre to this bacterium is determined using a passive particle agglutination assay. A four-fold rise in titre between acute and convalescent samples is suggestive of recent infection.

Also known as

M. pneumoniae, M. pneumoniae by PPA

Request a test

To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test.

Additional information

Acute and convalescent samples are required

Sending address

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control Level 4, Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JH DX number: DX6640203 DX Exchange: Bloomsbury 91WC

Laboratory service

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control

Sample requirements

Serum (2ml in clotted blood tube)

Reference range

Not applicable

Turnaround time

3 days

Disease / group

Viral infection


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required

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