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Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Test Code: 202200
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Clinical Utility

This assay is only available as part of a panel and cannot be ordered individually.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a small bacterium that cannot be seen on gram stain. It is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia and tracheobronchitis, or chest colds, in children. Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections are sometimes referred to as "walking pneumonia," and are often seen with other upper respiratory tract symptoms. Outbreaks of Mycoplasma pneumoniae occur mostly in crowded environments, like schools, college dormitories, military barracks, and nursing homes, where transmission is possible through airborne droplets from close person-to-person contact.

 

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above. The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor Eurofins' interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor Eurofins assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.

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