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Table 4 Mycoplasma pneumoniae detection by IgM antibody testing, real-time polymerase chain reaction, culture and IgG antibody titers in paired sera

From: Mycoplasma pneumoniae as a causative agent of community-acquired pneumonia in children: clinical features and laboratory diagnosis

  IgG antibody titers in paired sera with a fourfold increase,
Positive Negative
IgM resulte Positive 18 (10.84) 0 (0)
Negative 4 (2.41) 144 (86.75)
RT-PCR results Positive 18 (10.84) 2 (1.2)
Negative 4 (2.41) 142 (85.54)
Culture results Positive 18 (10.84) 0 (0)
Negative 4 (2.41) 144 (86.75)
  1. Date are presented as number (%).
  2. RT-PCR: real-time polymerase chain reaction.