Test Overview
Test Methodology

PCR

Test Usage

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

Reference Range *

Negative

* 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
Daily
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

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

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

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.
Normal Volume
1 swab or 10 mL urine
Minimum Volume
1 swab or 2 mL urine
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories

Billing
CPT Code
87798
Fee Code
21627
LOINC
69934-8
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