Ureaplasma Species and Mycoplasma hominis Culture
0065031
Ordering Recommendation
Use to detect Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma spp.
Mnemonic
V UREA
Methodology
Culture
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 8 days
Final: Negative within 8 days
Average time to positive: 3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Body fluid, CSF, respiratory, semen, cervical or urethral swab, tissue or urine.  
Specimen Preparation
Place swab or 0.5 mL of fluid (Min: 0.3 mL). in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media (UTM) (ARUP supply #12884) immediately. Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Also acceptable: Any transport media validated for Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport such as M4 (DO NOT USE M4 RT).  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. Transport specimen on dry ice.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens not in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media. M4 RT or bacterial transport media. Non-patient specimens. Dry swabs.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen at -70°C: 1 month  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data
 
Note
This culture will recover both Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma spp., if present.

No environmental cultures performed. This testing is not suitable for determining mycoplasma contamination in any cell line or tissue culture. This test is not appropriate for adult respiratory specimens other than lung transplant specimens. See Mycoplasma pneumonia by PCR (ARUP test code 0060256).
CPT Code(s)
87109
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0065031Culture, Ureaplasma spp and M hominis687-4
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Aliases
  • Culture, Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Genital Mycoplasma Culture
  • M. hominis
  • mycoplasma culture
  • Mycoplasma hominis Culture (Genital Source)