Test Details

Mnemonic

MYCOP

Ordering Code

3700445

CPT-4 Code(s)

87109

Specimen Information

Collect

Urogenital swab

Specimen Preparation

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.

Transport Temperature

Frozen (-70°C on dry ice)

Rejection Criteria

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

Stability

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

Methodology

Culture
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Reference Range

Not isolated
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Performing Laboratory

Quest Valencia
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