Ordering Recommendation

Detects and speciates Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, and Mycoplasma genitalium; consider ordering for cases of non-gonococcal urethritis.

Mnemonic
UR MYCOPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Mon, Thu

Reported

2-5 days

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

Genital swab or urine. Also acceptable: Cervical or vaginal specimen collected with the ThinPrep Pap Test Collection Kit.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer genital swab or 1 mL urine to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
ThinPrep: Vortex ThinPrep PreservCyt solution and transfer 1 mL to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

This test detects and speciates Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, and Mycoplasma genitalium.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798; 87563

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2011173 Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma Source 31208-2
2011174 Ureaplasma parvum by PCR 69933-0
2011176 Ureaplasma urealyticum by PCR 51988-4
2011178 Mycoplasma hominis by PCR 68546-1
2011180 Mycoplasma genitalium by PCR 69935-5
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Aliases
Urogenital Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma Species by PCR