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Ureaplasma Species and Mycoplasma Hominis Culture

Mnemonic

VUREA CULT

Synonym

Mycoplasma Hominis Culture

Guidelines

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

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body fluid, CSF, semen, cervical or urethral swab, tissue, or urine. Also acceptable: Respiratory specimens from patients younger than 1 year of age. 

Handling

Place swab or 0.5 mL of fluid (Min: 0.3 mL) in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media (UTM) immediately. Also acceptable is M4 refrigerated media.

Transport

Preferred: Frozen

 

Also acceptable: Refrigerated if received within 24 hours of collection in correct transport media.

 

Note: Ideally, if specimen cannot be frozen at the collection site, collect specimen Monday – Thursday and send to Legacy Laboratory Services (LLS) immediately. LLS will stabilize the specimen prior to shipping to referral laboratory.

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: Monday, November 9, 2020 09:51:14 PM


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