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Test Code URPRP Ureaplasma species, Molecular Detection, PCR, Plasma

Reporting Name

Ureaplasma PCR, P

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Useful For

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

Method Name

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


Specimen Required


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 unlikely.

 

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

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

Submission Container/Tube: Screw-capped, sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and separate plasma within 24 hours of collection.


Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reject Due To

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

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
URPRP Ureaplasma PCR, P 69934-8

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
UPSRC Specimen Source 31208-2
44135 Ureaplasma urealyticum PCR, P 51988-4
44136 Ureaplasma parvum PCR, P 69933-0