MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE CULTURE

Test Documentation
Components
Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Specimen Required
Specimen source required. Send respiratory sample (throat swab) in Universal Transport Media (UTM), frozen.

Alternate Specimen
CSF, lung fluid, joint fluid, amniotic fluid, pericardial fluid, pleural fluid. Send 1.0 mL fluid (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in Universal Transport Media (UTM) or frozen in a sterile container.

Rejection Criteria
Genital specimens, dry swabs, wood swabs, calcium alginate swabs, M4RT, sputum

Methodology
Culture

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen (-20°C): Unacceptable; Frozen (-70°C): 30 days

Reference Range
No Mycoplasma pneumoniae isolated

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time28-30 days
Test CodeMPCUL
CPT-4 Code (s)
87109
LOINC Codes
Specimen source   31208-2  
Mycoplasma pneumoniae culture   19054-6  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory