Mycoplasmas are procaryotes which can be distinguished from bacteria by the lack of a bacterial cell wall, smaller genome and smaller dimensions. For the described reasons Mycoplasmas are dependent on a host cell or host organism like parasites. M. pneumoniae is the causative agent of classical colds apart from various viruses. Further, it causes primary atypical pneumonia in 10% of the cases. The germ is transferred by aerial-droplet infection and in rare cases by smear infections. The incubation period is 2-3 weeks.
The Immunolab Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG/IgM/IgA ELISAs are quantitative and qualitative tests for the detection of human antibodies to M. pneumoniae in serum and plasma. The immunoglobulin classes IgG, IgA and IgM can be separately detected by using an ELISA test. This enables a classification as acute or previous infection. The IgA ELISA is an important supplement to the IgG and IgM diagnostics in case of re-infections.
Features of Immunolab ELISA kits: