86350:UREALYTICUM/MYCOPLASMA HOMINIS CULTURE

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86350:UREALYTICUM/MYCOPLASMA HOMINIS CULTURE
Methodology: Culture
Edit Date: 11/20/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Final: Negative at 8-9 days. Average time to a positive: 3-4 days.
CPT Code: 87109-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Urine, urethral or cervical swab, semen, biopsy tissue, or body fluid. Infants: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), tracheal or nasopharyngeal aspirate.
Handling: Urine, urethral or cervical swab, semen, biopsy tissue, CSF, tracheal or nasopharyngeal aspirate in MicroTest (M4)(blue top) or Mycoplasma/ureaplasma transport medium. Use a sterile plastic container for tissue or fluid if MicroTest (M4)(blue top) or Mycoplasma/ureaplasma transport medium is unavailable. Freeze specimen at -70° C. Indicate specimen source on requisition.
Stability: 8 hours ambient, 48 hours refrigerated in Microtest (M4) (blue top) medium, or 1 month frozen at -70° C.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Comments: This culture will recover both Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum, if present.
Rejection Criteria: Gen-Probe or LCX transport medium; M4 RT medium (red top); dry swab; swab in Stuart’s or Amies transport medium.

Negative.