Chlamydophila pneumoniae antibodies - serum
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5-10 mL blood in plain tube.
Acute and convalescent (2-6 weeks) samples are required.
Epidemiological studies of pneumonia in young adults.
A significant rise is antibody in indicative or recent infection.
A single positive may be indicative of infection in a young child.
Hammerschlag MR. Clin Microbiol Newslett 2001; 23: 107 - 111.