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Ureaplasma spp.

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Test Description
Ureaplasma spp.
Synonym(s)

Incyte swab, vaginal pathogens, parvum, urealyticum

Test ID

UREA-U

Specimen Type

Vaginal / cervical

Specimen Requirements

Incyte swab (preferred collection device) and SurePath or Thin Prep vial.

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

Aseptically remove sterile swab from package. Collect specimen by vigorously swabbing the lateral vaginal wall. Aseptically remove cap from vial. Place swab in transport medium and break off swab against rim of the tube. Replace cap. Close tightly. Write patient information on vial.

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Required Information

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.

Stability

Specimen is stable at room temperature for up to 21 days. Additional testing can be added for up to 21 days after initial testing is performed.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unlabeled specimens. Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin). Excess lubricant can ruin the specimen.

Department (code)

Molecular Pathology

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is used to identify the species Ureaplasma parvum and Ureaplasma urealyticum. If speciation is needed for clinical management, further testing needs to be requested. 

Estimated TAT

12 business days from receipt; SurePath specimens are 34 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule

Monday–Saturday

Retention

Specimen is retained for 21 days from initial testing.

CPT Code(s)

87798

Additional Information

Additional testing can be performed on specimens up to 21 days after submission. If speciation is needed for clinical management, further testing needs to be requested.