About Mycoplasma pneumoniae igg and igm antibodies
What is Mycoplasma pneumoniae?
Mycoplasma is a group of bacteria characterised by a lack of cell wall which means that they cannot be treated with some types of antibiotics. Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae), a type of mycoplasma, causes tracheobronchitis or atypical pneumonia. Tracheobronchitis is particularly common in children.
Atypical pneumonia is a mild respiratory infection with symptoms including a persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever and fatigue. M. pneumoniae antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system to help fight infection against the bacteria. IgM antibodies are the first to be produced in response to an infection and offer short-term protection. IgG antibodies offer long-term protection against pathogens after initial exposure and the presence of M. pneumoniae IgG antibodies indicates immunity. This may be a result of a previous infection.
Why take the test?
This test detects the presence of both M. pneumoniae IgM and IgG antibodies in the blood and can be used to diagnose a current infection or immunity to M. pneumoniae.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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