Urogenital Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma Species by PCR
Ordering Recommendation

Detects and speciates Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, and Mycoplasma genitalium; consider ordering for cases of non-gonococcal urethritis.

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Thu
2-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Genital swab or urine. Also acceptable: Cervical or vaginal specimen collected with the ThinPrep Pap Test Collection Kit. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer genital swab or 1 mL urine to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
ThinPrep: Vortex ThinPrep PreservCyt solution and transfer 1 mL to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen source required. 
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: 3 months 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

This test detects and speciates Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, and Mycoplasma genitalium.
Hotline History
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2011173Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma Source31208-2
2011174Ureaplasma parvum by PCR69933-0
2011176Ureaplasma urealyticum by PCR51988-4
2011178Mycoplasma hominis by PCR68546-1
2011180Mycoplasma genitalium by PCR69935-5
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