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Culture, Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis

Mnemonic:    [C UREA/MYC]
Name:    Culture, Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis
Specimen:     Collect: Body fluid, CSF, cervical or urethral swab, respiratory, semen, urine, or tissue.

Specimen Preparation: Place swab or sample in Universal Transport Media at 2-8C immediately. (M4 RT is unacceptable).

Source of the sample is required.

Sample is viable for 48 hours in transport media refrigerated. Freeze at -70C if transport time to exceed 24 hours.

Use a sterile leakproof container for tissue or fluids if the transport media is not available.

Unacceptable samples: specimens in M4 RT media, swabs in culturettes, dry swabs and nonpatient specimens.
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 2 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0065031
  Method:    Cell Culture
Note:    For just mycoplasma hominis on a urogenital source (urine, urethral, vaginal cervical swab or semen), order ARUP 2003294.