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Epic Code LAB9440 Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma Culture

Test Name Alias

Culture Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma | 8878

Interface Order Alias

50032

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Please review Specimen Requirments and Specimen Types for correct/preferred container

3 ML UTM Swab Set with Regular Flocked Swab [ITM-1186125] Sterile container with screw-on lid [ITM-1072848]

Urine collected in a gray top tube w/boric acid is an unacceptable specimen

Specimen Requirements

Submit only one of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Body fluids such as amniotic fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, pleural fluid, spinal fluid, synovial fluid, semen, etc.

Container/Tube:

                Preferred: Sterile container

                Acceptable: Universal Transport Media (UTM)

Collection Instructions:

  • If less than 0.5 mL specimen is available, add specimen to UTM tube.
  • Label specimen with at least 2 patient identifiers (usually name and date of birth).
  • Indicate source.
  • Send to lab as soon as possible at refrigerated temperature.

 

Specimen Type: Vaginal/cervical (female) or urethral (male) swabs

Container/Tube: 3-mL UTM/Swab set (UTM medium w/regular flocked swab)
Collection Instructions:

  • Insert swab into the red top tube viral transport media.
  • Push the swab into the tube and break the plastic shaft swab at teh break line.
  • Replace cap and screw on tightly.
  • Indicate source.
  • Label specimen with at least 2 patient identifiers (usually name and date of birth)
  • Send to lab as soon as possible, refrigerate or on ice.

 

Specimen Type: Urine
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Volume: 1 mL
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions:

  • Screw cap on tightly.
  • Label specimen with at least 2 patient identifiers (usually name and date of birth)
  • Send to lab as soon as possible, refrigerate
  • Urine collected in a gray top tube w/boric acid is an unacceptable specimen
  • Detailed Instructions (link): Patient Collection Instructions
  • Detailed Instructions (link): Urine Collection Guide for Staff

 

Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Collection Instructions:

  • Label specimen with at least 2 patient identifiers (usually name and date of birth).
  • Indicate source.
  • Send to lab as soon as possible at refrigerated temperature.

Rejection Criteria

Urine collected in a gray top tube w/boric acid is an unacceptable specimen

Specimen Stability

Refrigerate: Send to laboratory as soon as possible

Frozen: 72 hours

Laboratory Retention: 2 days

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 7 days.

Reference Range

No Mycoplasma species or Ureaplasma species isolated.

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Manual

CPT

87109

CDM Code

4048878

Epic Test ID

1230100561

Beaker LOINC

MYCOPLASMA /UREAPLASMA CULTURE, GENITAL: 687-4

Mayo Access Code

SHO8878

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: MYCOPLASMA / UREAPLASMA CULTURE
Beaker Display Name: Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma Culture
BEAKER TEST NAME: MYCOPLASMA/UREAPLASMA CULTURE
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma Culture

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: URINE CUP R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BW MICROBIOLOGY: STERILE CONTAINER A (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
BW MICROBIOLOGY: SWAB A (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
BW MICROBIOLOGY: UNIVERSAL TRANSPORT MEDIUM R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated