Ureaplasma Species by PCR

Abbrev Code:UREAPL   
Order Code:LAB6499Order Name:Urea Plasma Species PCR
Methodology:Real-time PCR
CPT Codes: 87798 x2
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3-7 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Swab, fluid or urine
Container:See Collection Instructions
Collection Instructions:Swab: Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium or M4, M4-RT, M5, M6 Eswab or universal transport media from genital source (vaginal, cervix, urethral or urogenital), bronchus (donor swab) or upper respiratory sources (infants less than 3 months of age: nasopharynx, nose or throat.)
Fluid: 1-3 mL pelvic fluid, amniotic fluid, prostatic secretions, semen, reproductive drainage or fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial washing or brushing, sputum, induced sputum, tracheal secretion or aspiration in a sterile container.
Urine: 10 mL, 2 mL minimum, in a sterile container. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures.

NICU: Swab suction tube and place in 3 mL UTM and label source as upper respiratory.
Causes for Rejection:Cotton or calcium alginate-tipped swab, wooden shaft swab, transport swab containing gel or charcoal, formalin-fixed and/or paraffin-embedded tissues, Port-a-Cul tube, anaerobic fluid vials, or dry swab (no pledget or sponge), bone marrow, decalcified bone, slides.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:7 days refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:URRP


Reference Range:
A positive PCR result for the presence of a specific sequence found within Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum ureC gene indicates the presence of Ureaplasma urealyticum or Ureaplasma parvum DNA in the specimen.

A negative PCR result indicates the absence of detectable Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum DNA in the specimen, but does not rule out infection as false-negative results may occur due to inhibition of PCR, sequence variability underlying the primers and/or probes, or the presence of Ureapalsma species in quantities less than the limit of detection of the assay.    
Rapid, sensitive and specific identification of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum from genitourinary, reproductive, bone and joint, and lower respiratory sources.  

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