Test directory: Mycoplasma Culture, Genital

Ordering Code4717
Test NameMycoplasma Culture, Genital
AliasM. hominis Culture
Ureaplasma Culture
Ureaplasma urealyticum Culture
Preferred SpecimenGenital Swab
Preferred ContainerMycoplasma/Ureaplasma Transport Media (M6 Transport Media)
Other Specimen/ContainerUrine, Sterile Body Fluids, Tissue, Wounds (Swab),
Respiratory (Sputum, Bronchial Washing, Tracheobronchial
Secretions, Bronchial Alveolar Lavage, Nasopharyngeal or
Throat Swabs) collected in a Viral Transport Media (VTM) or
Universal Transport Media (UTM)
Optimum Volume2 Swabs
Handling InstructionsUrine: Client should centrifuge urine at 3000 rpm for 15 minutes. Suspend sediment in UTM or equivalent transport media. If the specimen is not centrifuged, submit a 1:1 volume of urine in UTM or equivalent transport media

Submit a 1:1 volume of sterile body fluids, tissue, respiratory (sputum, bronchial washing, tracheobronchial secretions, bronchial alveolar lavage) in UTM or equivalent transport media

Respiratory samples are only acceptable from children under 1 year old.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 48 Hours
Frozen (-20 degrees Centigrade): Not Stable
Frozen (< = -70 degrees Centigrade): 30 Days
Rejection CriteriaSpecimens collected on wooden shafted swabs, Cotton swabs,
Specimens received in expired VTM, Tissue specimens in
Formalin, Urine containing any preservatives, Specimens received in M4RT Transport medium, Raw specimens, Specimens collected in a molecular transport medium
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 12 Days
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
SourceALLSee report.
Mycoplasma HominisALLSee report.
Ureaplasma UrealyticumALLSee report.
StatusALLSee report.