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Ureaplasma urealyticum & Mycoplasma hominis Culture

Test Number: 6601690
Revision Date 02/22/2022
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Ureaplasma spp and M hominis
Culture 687-4 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred See Below See Instructions Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media (UTM) Frozen
Instructions Collect: Cervical or Urethral swab, or Body fluid, CSF, Semen, Tissue or Urine.
Also acceptable: Respiratory specimens from transplant patients or patients younger than 1 year of age.

Please Indicate Source on the Specimen!
Place swab or 0.5mL(0.3 mL) of fluid in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media (UTM) immediately; (supplies available online)
Storage/Transport Temperature: Frozen. Transport specimen on dry ice.
Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens not in Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma transport media. M4 RT or bacterial transport media. Non-patient specimens. Dry swabs.
Stability: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen at -70°C: 1 month.
Testing Schedule Sun-Sat 
Expected TAT Negative at 10 days; Positive as soon as detected  
Clinical Use This culture will recover both Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum, if present.
No environmental cultures performed. This testing is not suitable for determining mycoplasma contamination in any cell line or tissue culture. 
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 65031
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CPT Code(s) 87109
Lab Section Reference Lab