Mycoplasma pneumoniae igg and igm antibodies

This is an important test that can be used to diagnose a current infection or immunity to M. pneumoniae.

Venous blood
2 tests included
5 days turnaround



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.


What's tested


How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



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.



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.