Ordering Recommendation

Culture identification of Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis organisms.

Mnemonic
V UREA
Methodology

Culture

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Negative at 8 days
Positives as soon as detected

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

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

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

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

Remarks

Specimen source preferred.

Stability

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

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

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).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87109

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0065031 Culture, Ureaplasma spp and M hominis 687-4
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Aliases
  • Culture, Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Genital Mycoplasma Culture
  • M. hominis
  • mycoplasma culture
  • Mycoplasma hominis Culture (Genital Source)
Ureaplasma Species and Mycoplasma hominis Culture