Ordering Recommendation

Use to detect and speciate Ureaplasma parvum, U. urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, and M. genitalium. May be considered for cases of nongonococcal urethritis.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Genital swab, rectal swab, or urine. Also acceptable: upper respiratory swabs, bronchoalveolar lavage, sputum, and tracheal aspirates.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer genital swab, rectal swab, respiratory 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.
BAL, sputum, or tracheal aspirate: Transfer 1 mL to an empty sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen source required.


Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: 14 days


Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Mon - Fri


2-5 days

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)


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

Hotline History


CPT Codes

87798 x3; 87563


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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Urogenital Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma Species by PCR