Specimen Requirements

Title

Ureaplasma/Mycoplasma Hominis Culture

Specimen Requirement

Collect Urogenital Swab – specimen source is required. Send urogenital specimen (cervix, urethra, vaginal, semen, prstatic sections, urine) in Puritan UniTranz-RT transport system with source noted on order form.

Methodology

Culture

Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours

Reference Range

Not Isolated

Turnaround

Clinical Use

Mycoplasma hominis/Ureaplasma Culture – Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis are primarily associated with genital tract colonization and disease in adults and respiratory tract colonization and disease in newborns. Though controversial, these organisms have been associated with endometritis, chorioamnionitis, premature rupture of membranes, stillbirth, premature birth, low birth weight, post-partum infections, and infertility. Of particular concern is the causal relationship between central nervous system infections in the premature newborn and U. urealyticum.

Test Code

MMYCU