Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma urealyticum Culture (Genital)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: C MYCOPLAS
POE DESCRIPTION: CU MYCOPLASMA; C MYCOPLAS
CPT CODE: 87109
DAYS PERFORMED: Monday-Saturday
TURNAROUND TIME: 10 days
CONTAINER TYPE: NON-wooden swab placed in Mycoplasma transport medium; sealed sterile container
COLLECTION: Urine should be first stream and NOT midstream for optimal recovery.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Urethral swab, cervical swab, endocervical swab, expressed prostatic fluid, semen, endometrial tissue, urine.
REJECTION CRITERIA: Inappropriate specimen container, inappropriate transport medium, improper collection of specimen, specimen heavily contaminated with bacteria, wooden swab used in obtaining specimen.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 10-20 mL, 1 swab
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, leave at room temperature.
REFERENCE RANGE: No Mycoplasma isolated

No Ureaplasma urealyticum isolated

LIMITATIONS OF TEST: The culture may be negative in the presence of Mycoplasma T-strain infection. The presence of Mycoplasma does NOT always indicate infection.
METHODOLOGY: Broth and agar cultures with media specific for isolation of Mycoplasma and/or Ureaplasma.
REFERRAL LABORATORY:

Commercial laboratory

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The test is used to support the diagnosis of Mycoplasma or Ureaplasma urealyticum infection in suspected cases of urethritis and cervicitis.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Genital Culture for Ureaplasma urealyticum; Mycoplasma hominis Culture, Genital; Ureaplasma urealyticum Culture, Genital