This kit is used to qualitatively detect the existence of MP-IgM antibodies in serum or plasma sample, as an auxiliary diagnostic reagent of MP infection in clinic.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the smallest and simplest self-replicating bacteria, which completely lacks a cell wall. This bacterium is a common human pathogen causing asymptomatic, mild or, rarely, severe upper and lower respiratory tract infections. M. pneumoniae infection has been found to account for 15-20% of all cases of pneumonia. The infection with M.pneumoniae is usually endemic, however small epidemic peaks are observed at several years’ intervals. M. pneumoniae is weakly contagious affecting mainly children, young adults and immunosuppressed adults.
Principle Of The Test
CD M. pneumoniae IgM test is a rapid immunochromatographic test that detects anti-Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM antibodies from a blood sample. If the sample contains these antibodies, they will bind with the blue latex labelled antibodies and with the stationary reagent in the test line. The test also contains an integrated control system. A red control line indicates the proper function of the test. The test requires only one drop (10μl) of blood from the fingertip, and it can be performed and evaluated in 10 minutes. A positive test result with CD M. pneumoniae IgM test is an aid for the diagnosis of acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.