Rapid, sensitive, and specific identification of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum from genitourinary, reproductive, and neonatal lower respiratory sources.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Acceptable specimen sources are: Vaginal, cervix, urethra, urogenital, chest/mediastinal; bronchus (donor swab), or upper respiratory sources (only infants <3 months: nasopharynx, nose, throat); Acceptable fluids: Pelvic, amniotic, prostatic secretions, semen, reproductive drainage or fluid, pleural/chest, chest tube, pericardial, sputum, tracheal secretions, bronchial washings, bronchoalveolar lavage, lung; or nasal washings (only infants <3 months); Synovial fluid; urine, kidney or bladder stones; Acceptable tissues are: Placenta, products of conception, urogenital, respiratory, bronchus, chest/mediastinal, bone, or joint
2 - 4 days
- Ureaplasma parvum
- Ureaplasma urealyticum
- Ureaplasma PCR
- Ureaplasma species, PCR
Collect swab specimen of cervix, urethra, or vagina using dacron or rayon swab with an aluminum or plastic shaft; do not use swab with calcium alginate tip or wooden shaft. Place swab in sterile tube or container or in M5 transport. M5, M4 or universal transport media is acceptable; send refrigerated (preferred) or frozen. Sterile cups are acceptable for urine, stones, tissue. EDTA lav top tubes should be used for fluid collection
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories