Mycoplasma Culture




Test Mnemonic

MYPLAS

CPT Codes

  • 87109 - QTY (1)

LOINC ®

6486-5

Aliases

  • Culture, Mycoplasma
  • Mycoplasma hominis Culture
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum Culture

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories


Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
OneCervicalSwab in Universal Transport Media (UTM) FrozenTransport media must be inoculated at point of collection. UTM is the preferred transport and available from the storeroom (Lawson #386421). M4 is acceptable as an alternative.
OneEndocervicalSwab in Universal Transport Media (UTM) FrozenTransport media must be inoculated at point of collection. UTM is the preferred transport and available from the storeroom (Lawson #386421). M4 is acceptable as an alternative.
OneUrethralSwab in Universal Transport Media (UTM) FrozenTransport media must be inoculated at point of collection. UTM is the preferred transport and available from the storeroom (Lawson #386421). M4 is acceptable as an alternative.
OneUrogenitalSwab in Universal Transport Media (UTM) FrozenTransport media must be inoculated at point of collection. UTM is the preferred transport and available from the storeroom (Lawson #386421). M4 is acceptable as an alternative.
OneVaginalSwab in Universal Transport Media (UTM) FrozenTransport media must be inoculated at point of collection. UTM is the preferred transport and available from the storeroom (Lawson #386421). M4 is acceptable as an alternative.

Alternate Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
1 mLSemenTransport Medium FrozenPlace 1 mL of specimen in Universal Transport Media (UTM) (available through storeroom Lawson #386421). Transport media must be inoculated at point of collection. UTM is preferred; M4 is acceptable as an alternative.
1 mLUrine, randomTransport Medium FrozenPlace 1 mL of specimen in Universal Transport Media (UTM) (available through storeroom Lawson #386421). Transport media must be inoculated at point of collection. UTM is preferred; M4 is acceptable as an alternative.

Stability

Environmental Condition Description
Ambient8 hours
RefrigeratedIn UTM or M4: 48 hours Urine, semen or body fluids not in transport medium < 24 hours
FrozenIn UTM or M4: 1 month Urine, semen or body fluids not in transport medium < 24 hours

Days Performed

Sun - Sat

Turnaround Time

10 days

Methodology

Name Description
Culture 

Reference Range

Mycoplasma Culture
Sex Age From Age To Type Range Range Unit
       FreetextNegative for Mycoplasma hominis or Ureaplasma urealyticum (The Mycofast test detects Mycoplasma hominis at levels >10,000 CFU/ml and Ureaplasma urealyticum at levels >1,000 CFU/ml) 

Special Info

Adherence to proper specimen collection, transport guidelines and temperature are critical to isolation of the organisms. Transport media must be inoculated at the point of collection. Dry swabs, swabs in bacterial transport media or swabs in M4 RT will be rejected.

Clinical Info

This test is designed for rapid detection and identification of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis from genitourinary specimens. Although these organisms represent normal flora of the urogenital tract, disease associations include urethritis and infertility. Vertical transmission during pregnancy or at delivery may result in colonization or neonatal infection (pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis). Specimens from nongenital sites will be sent to a reference laboratory (order UMPLAS). Note: For detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae from respiratory sites, refer to the Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR test.