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Test Code URBRP Ureaplasma species, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Useful For

Rapid, sensitive, and specific identification of Ureaplasma urealyticum and U parvum from whole blood

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Using LightCycler and Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name

Ureaplasma PCR, B

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Royal blue top (EDTA), pink top (EDTA), or sterile vial containing EDTA-derived aliquot

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

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

Additional Information: 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.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

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.

CPT Code Information

87798 x 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
URBRP Ureaplasma PCR, B In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
UBSRC Specimen Source 31208-2
44132 Ureaplasma urealyticum PCR, B 51988-4
44133 Ureaplasma parvum PCR, B 69933-0

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).