Test Details



Ordering Code


CPT-4 Code(s)

87798 x 3, 87563

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Male urine: Patient should not have urinated within one hour prior to collection. Patient to provide a first catch urine.


Male urine or
Male urethral swab or
Vaginal swab

Specimen Preparation

Vaginal Swab: Follow instructions in the Aptima® Swab Specimen Collection kit or Multitest Collection kit.

Urine: Male urine collected in an Aptima® Urine Specimen Transport tube. Collect a first-catch urine in a urine cup (preservative free). Transfer 2.0 mL of urine to an Aptima® Urine Specimen Transport tube within 24 hours of collection and before being assayed. Fluid levels should be between the black lines on the tube label.

Male Urethral swab: Follow instructions in the Aptima® Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit.

Please note: Aptima® Combo II Urine transport media is currently unavailable.

Transport Temperature


Rejection Criteria

Urine from a female patient, transport tubes with 2 swabs, transport tubes with non-Aptima® swabs, transport tubes with no swab, swab in non-Aptima® transport tube, urine submitted in non-Aptima® transport containers, urine samples where the fluid level is not between the black lines.


Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reference Range

Mycoplasma hominis, Real Time PCR: not detected
Mycoplasma genitalium, Real Time PCR: not detected
Ureaplasma species, Real Time PCR:
U. parvum DNA: not detected
U. urealyticum DNA: not detected

Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC

New York DOH Approval Status