|Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma Culture||
||Send Out||Negative or Positive|
CSF, Body fluid, Respiratory tract specimen, Cervical swab, Urethra swab, Urine, Tissue (Fresh), Semen
|Container Type||Container Size||Specimen Volume|
Viral Transport MediaView container
|N/A||Swab or 0.5 mL fluid|
Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 day(s)
Frozen - -70 for 30 day(s)
Reasons for Rejection
- Not submitted in proper transport media
- Wrong type of specimen
- Non-patient specimens
- Wrong temperature
Be sure to include specimen source when submitting a sample. M4 RT is not acceptable. This culture will recover both Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma spp., if present. Immediately place the swab or minimum volume of specimen into the container with Viral Transport Media. Once samples are in the proper Viral Transport Media and frozen, the samples must be stored at -70. -20 freezing is not acceptable.
Respiratory specimens acceptable from patients younger than 1 year of age.