Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
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Test Name : Mycoplasma Culture, Fastidious Order Code : MYCOC
Note: This is a Sendout/Referred Test and is only offered to registered patients of SHC or LPCH.
Synonyms: Quest 871, LABMYCOC, MYCOC
Specimen Type: Preferred: Urogenital Acceptable: Urine, Body fluids, Tissue, Wounds (swab). The following are only acceptable on patients <1 year of age: Respiratory (sputum, bronchial washing, tracheobronchial secretions, bronchial alveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal or throat swabs)
Container Type: Urogenital (vaginal, cervical, urethral swabs or secretions) collected in V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent (UTM) container Note: Do not use M4RT; the room temperature formula cannot be used for mycoplasma.
Required Volume: 1 swab or 1mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.5mL
Methodology: Culture
Components: Mycoplasma Hominis Ureaplasma Species
Standard Run Times: >3 days
Turnaround Time: >3 days
Special Handling: Ship on dry ice. Urine: Client should centrifuge urine at 3000 rpm for 15 minutes. Suspend sediment in VCM or equivalent transport media. If the specimen is not centrifuged, submit a 1:1 volume of urine in VCM or equivalent transport media. Sterile body fluids, tissue, respiratory (sputum, bronchial washing, tracheobronchial secretions, bronchial alveolar lavage): Submit a 1:1 volume in in VCM or equivalent transport media. Respiratory: Samples are only acceptable from children under 1 year old. Note: Do not use M4RT; the room temperature formula cannot be used for mycoplasma. Transport Container: V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent Transport Temperature: Frozen -70° C on dry ice Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 48 hours Frozen -20° C: Unacceptable Frozen -70° C: 30 days Rejection Criteria: Specimens collected on wooden shafted swabs, or cotton swabs; Specimen received in expired transport medium; Tissue specimen in formalin; Urine containing any preservatives; Specimens received in M4RT transport medium; Raw specimens
CPT Codes: 87109
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB261
SHC EPIC Code: LABMYCOC
Department: Sendouts
Clinical Specialties: Infectious Disease
Performing Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Sendout Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Sendout Lab Test Code: 871
URL: http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?ntc=871