CHLAMYDIA IGM ANTIBODY PANEL

Code
000.0000
Name
CHLAMYDIA IGM ANTIBODY PANEL
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
C. pneumoniae IgM Antibodies; C. psittaci IgM Antibodies; C. trachomatis IgM Antibodies
CPT Codes
86632 x 3
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
45848
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated 48 Hours

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Chlamydia pneumoniae IgM titer <1:10
Chlamydia psittaci IgM titer <1:10
Chlamydia trachomatis IgM titer <1:10

Methodology

Micro-Immunofluorescent Assay (MIF)

Clinical Significance

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.

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