Update Type: Specimen collection or handling and/or storage changed
Test Updated: 10/18/2023
Test Overview
Test Methodology


Test Usage

Rapid, sensitive, and specific identification of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum from genitourinary, reproductive, and neonatal lower respiratory sources.

Reference Range *


* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
Ureaplasma PCR
  • Ureaplasma parvum
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Ureaplasma PCR
  • URRP
  • Ureaplasma species, PCR
Reference Laboratory
Mayo URRP (60758)
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements

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 fluids, urine, stones, tissue.

Normal Volume
1 swab,10 mL urine, 2 ml sterile fluid in a cup
Minimum Volume
1 swab, 2 mL urine or 1 ml sterile fluid in a cup
Storage Temperature
Refrigerated preferred, frozen acceptable
Rejection Criteria
Do not use swabs with cotton tip or wooden shaft as the resin in the wood and cotton is toxic to these organisms. Aerobic Swab with Amies media are not acceptable.
Respiratory or body fluid specimens in M4-RT, M4 or M5
Decalcified bone or bone marrow
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories

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