Ordering Recommendation

Culture identification of Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis organisms.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

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


Specimen source preferred.


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






1-10 days
Negative culture reported at 10 days.  Positive culture reported as soon as detected.

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

Compliance Category



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


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0065031 Culture, Ureaplasma spp and M hominis 687-4
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Ureaplasma Species and Mycoplasma hominis Culture