Identify Mycoplasma hominis in urogential specimens.
Negative at 8 days
Positives as soon as detected
New York DOH Approval Status
Cervical, urethral or vaginal swab, or semen or urine.
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.
Frozen on dry ice.
Specimens not in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media. Nonurogenital sources. M4 RT or bacterial transport media. Nonpatient specimens. Dry swabs.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen at -20°C: Unacceptable; Frozen at -70°C: 1 month
Culture negative for Mycoplasma hominis.
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).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2003294||Culture, Mycoplasma hominis||15388-2|
- Genital Mycoplasma Culture
- M. hominis culture