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UREAPLASMA SPECIES AND MYCOPLASMA HOMINIS CULTURE

Mnemonic

V UREA

Synonym

Mycoplasma Hominis Culture

Guidelines

M4 media MUST be kept stored refrigerated (2-8°).

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine, urethral or cervical swab, semen, biopsy tissue or body fluid, CSF, tracheal or nasopharyngeal aspirate in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media or M4 (VIEW COLLECTION CONTAINER).

DO NOT USE M4 RT; the room temperature formula cannot be used for mycoplasma.

Handling

Place swab or 0.5 mL of fluid (Min: 0.3 mL) in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media (UTM) immediately. Also acceptable: Any transport media validated for Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport such as M4 (DO NOT USE M4 RT).

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Other transport media, including M4 RT, swabs in culturettes, nonpatient specimens and dry swabs

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media; Frozen (-70°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

Final: 7 days if negative; Average time to positive 2-3 days

Method

Culture

Referral Lab

ARUP (65031)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Culture negative for Ureaplasma spp. and Mycoplasma hominis.

CPT Codes

87109

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:42 AM


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