Culture identification of Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis organisms.
Negative at 10 days
Positives as soon as detected
New York DOH Approval Status
Body fluid, CSF, semen, cervical or urethral swab, tissue, or urine. Also acceptable: Respiratory specimens from patients younger than 1 year of age
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).
Frozen. Transport specimen on dry ice.
Nonpatient specimens. Specimens not in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media. M4 RT or bacterial transport media. Dry swabs
Specimen source preferred.
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen at -20°C: Unacceptable; Frozen at -70°C: 1 month
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).
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- Culture, Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum
- Genital Mycoplasma Culture
- M. hominis
- mycoplasma culture
- Mycoplasma hominis Culture (Genital Source)