UREAPLASMA/MYCOPLASMA HOMINIS CULTURE

Specimen Required
Specimen source required. Send uro genital specimen (cervix, urethra, vaginal, semen, prostatic secretions, urine) in Universal Transport Media (UTM), frozen.

Alternate Specimen
Sterile body fluids, tissue, wound swabs, respiratory samples on children <1 yr old in UTM.
Urine - frozen in sterile container.

Rejection Criteria
Swabs (dry, calcium, alginate, wood), specimens in M4RT

Methodology
Culture

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

Reference Range
Not isolated

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time8-12 days
Test CodeMUCUL
CPT-4 Code (s)
87109
LOINC Codes
Specimen source   31208-2  
M. hominis culture   15388-2  
Ureaplasma culture   32368-3  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory