Myco/Ureaplasma Cult

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: MY/UR VIR1

Specimen Type: Genital swabs, placenta, urine, amniotic fluid

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 1.5 mL aspirate or inoculated M4M

Cause for rejection: Specimen dry, fixed in preservative, or not in proper transport media

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily (0800-1700)

Methodology: Agar and broth cultures

Special Instructions: Deliver to lab immediately on ice. POP: keep cold, deliver ASAP. Organism remarkably sensitive to drying. Extract swab into M4M promptly. Urine specimens should be initial flow, not CCMS. Respiratory specimens from neonates are also acceptable. Mycoplasma, other than Ureaplasma urealyticum, when isolated, are reported as Myco. species and not identified further. Positive cultures are reported when detected.

For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly)

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 7-10 days

Additional Info: Reference range: No Mycoplasma or Ureaplasma isolated

CPT Code: 87109

Synonyms: Mycoplasma; Ureaplasma isolation

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