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Mycoplasma hominis Culture, Urogenital Source
2003294
Ordering Recommendation

Identify Mycoplasma hominis in urogential specimens.

Mnemonic
MC MYCO
Methodology
Culture
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 7 days
Final: Negative within 7 days
Average time to positive: 3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Cervical, urethral or vaginal swab, or semen or urine. 
Specimen Preparation
Place swab or specimen in Mycoplasma transport media (UTM) (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Any transport media validated for Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport, such as M4 (DO NOT USE M4 RT). Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen on dry ice. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens not in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media. Non-urogenital sources. M4 RT or bacterial transport media. Non-patient specimens. Dry swabs. 
Remarks
Specimen source required. 
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen at -20°C: Unacceptable; Frozen at -70°C: 1 month 
Reference Interval
Culture negative for Mycoplasma hominis.
Interpretive Data


Note
No environmental culturing performed. This testing is not suitable for determining contamination in any cell line or tissue culture.  For respiratory sources order Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR (test code 0060256). For Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis refer to Ureaplasma urealyticum & Mycoplasma hominis culture (0065031).
CPT Code(s)
87109
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2003294Culture, Mycoplasma hominis
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Aliases
  • Genital Mycoplasma Culture
  • M. hominis culture