Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a contagious bacteria that causes mild infections of the respiratory system and spreads easily and quickly in crowded areas through coughing and sneezing. Mycoplasma testing is used to find out whether someone currently has or recently had a mycoplasma infection. Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG antibodies are produced after an infection to prevent a re-infection.
What might a low result mean?
A negative IgG result indicates no previous Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.
What might a high result mean?
A positive IgG result but negative IgM results suggests a previous Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.