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Test Catalog

Test ID: URRP    
Ureaplasma species, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by Ureaplasma DNA is not likely.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Supplies:

-M4-RT (T605)

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Vaginal, cervix, urethra, urogenital, chest/mediastinal; bronchus (donor swab), or upper respiratory sources (only infants <3 months: nasopharynx, nose, throat)

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Culture swab transport system (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium )

Acceptable: Swab in transport media: M4, M4-RT, M5, M6, universal transport media, or ESwab

Specimen Volume: 1 swab

Collection Instructions:

Vaginal:

1. Collect specimen by swabbing back and forth over mucosa surface to maximize recovery of cells.

2. Place swab back into swab cylinder.

Urethra or Cervical:

1. Collect specimen by inserting swab 1 to 3 cm and rotating 360 degrees.

2. Place swab back into swab cylinder.

Wound:

1. Collect specimen by swabbing back and forth over wound surface to maximize recovery of cells.

2. Place swab back into swab cylinder.

 

Supplies: M4-RT (T605)

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: 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)

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Sterile container

Acceptable: Specimen in 3 mL of transport media: M4, M4-RT, M5, M6, or universal transport media

Specimen Volume: 1-2 mL

 

Specimen Type: Synovial Fluid

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Pink top (EDTA), royal blue top (EDTA), sterile vial containing EDTA-derived aliquot, red top (no anticoagulant), or sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube (preferred).

 

Specimen Type: Urine, kidney/bladder stone, or ureter

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 10 mL or entire specimen

 

Specimen Type: Tissue

Sources: Placenta, products of conception, urogenital, respiratory, bronchus, chest/mediastinal, bone, or joint

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 5 mm(3)

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect fresh tissue specimen.

2. Submit fresh tissue only, do not add fluid to tissue

3. Refrigerate or freeze specimen.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Fluid: 1 mL
Urine: 2 mL
Swab: 1 swab
Tissue: 5 mm(3)

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Swab/Other 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

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days