CHLAMYDIA IGM ANTIBODY PANEL
- CHLAMYDIA IGM ANTIBODY PANEL
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- C. pneumoniae IgM Antibodies; C. psittaci IgM Antibodies; C. trachomatis IgM Antibodies
- CPT Codes
- 86632 x 3
- Reference Test
- Transport Info
Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated 48 Hours
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
- Reference Range
Chlamydia pneumoniae IgM titer <1:10
Chlamydia psittaci IgM titer <1:10
Chlamydia trachomatis IgM titer <1:10
Micro-Immunofluorescent Assay (MIF)
The combination of IgG and IgM antibody detection is indicated for testing pneumonia patients aas an aid in diagnosing community-acquired penumonia caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae.
Chlamydia are intracellular microorganisms that have some features similar to bacteria including susceptibility to antibiotic therapy as well as other features of viruses including the requirement of living cells for multiplication. C. pneumoniae causes pneumonia in humans and is spread from human to human without intermediate hosts. C. psittaci causes a disease characterized by pneumonia, headache, and hepatosplenomegaly. It is acquired by airborne transmission from infected birds. C. trachomatis has been implicated in a variety of diseases including ophthalmic infections, non-gonococcal urethritis and cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease in females and epididymitis in males.