Ordering Recommendation

Identify Mycoplasma hominis in urogential specimens.

Mnemonic
MC MYCO
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

Cervical, urethral or vaginal swab, or semen or urine.

Specimen Preparation

Place swab or specimen in Mycoplasma transport media (UTM) (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Any transport media validated for Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport, such as M4 (DO NOT USE M4 RT). Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen on dry ice.

Unacceptable Conditions

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

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

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

Reference Interval

Culture negative for Mycoplasma hominis.

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

No environmental culturing performed. This testing is not suitable for determining contamination in any cell line or tissue culture.  For respiratory sources order Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR (test code 0060256). For Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis refer to Ureaplasma urealyticum & Mycoplasma hominis culture (0065031).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87109

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2003294 Culture, Mycoplasma hominis 15388-2
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Aliases
  • Genital Mycoplasma Culture
  • M. hominis culture
Mycoplasma hominis Culture, Urogenital Source