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 - Centrifuge urine at 3000 rpm for 15 minutes. Suspend sediment in UTM. If the specimen is not centrifuged, submit a 1:1 volume of urine in UTM.

Rejection Criteria
Swabs (dry, calcium, alginate, wood), specimens in M4RT, urine in preservative specimens in expired transport medium, tissue in formalin, raw specimens.

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