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Cold Agglutinin

Also known as: Mycoplasma by PCR; Mycoplasma culture; Ureaplasma culture
Formal name: Mycoplasma pneumoniaeIgG and IgM antibodies; Mycoplasma pneumoniae culture; Mycoplasma culture, genital source; Mycoplasma DNA testing
Related tests: Influenza; RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus); Legionella; Cold agglutinins; Chlamydia; Gonorrhea

Why should I do it?
To detect an active or recent mycoplasma infection

When should I do it?
When your doctor suspects that your respiratory or systemic symptoms are caused by a mycoplasma infection; when a genital infection may be caused by mycoplasma or ureaplasma

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm, a throat swab, sputum sample, body fluid or tissue sample; occasionally, genital or urethral swab

Test Preparation Needed?
None