Mycoplasma Hominis and Ureaplasma Species Culture MYURE

Method(s) Culture
Specimen Required
Collect Urine, urethral or cervical swab, semen, tissue, body fluid, CSF, respiratory. Source of specimen is required.
Transport

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

Remarks Place swab or specimen in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media immediately.
Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen at -20°C: Unacceptable; Frozen: at -70°C: 1 month

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens not in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media. M4 RT or bacterial transport media. Nonpatient specimens. Dry swabs.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010967
CPTCode 87109
Notes This culture will recover both Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum, if present.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Culture negative for Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis.

No Appointment Necessary
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