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Test ID: URRP    
Ureaplasma species, Molecular Detection, PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Request Form (T244) (


Specimen source is required.


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Vaginal, cervix, urethra, urogenital


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, M5 (Supply T484), or universal transport media

Specimen Volume: 1 swab

Collection Instructions:

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

2. Place swab back into swab cylinder.


Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Pelvic fluid, amniotic fluid, prostatic secretions, semen, reproductive drainage or fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial washing or brushing, sputum, induced sputum, tracheal secretion or aspiration


Preferred: Sterile container

Acceptable: Specimen in 3 mL of transport media: M4, M5 (Supply T484), or universal transport media

Specimen Volume: 1-2 mL


Specimen Type: Urine, kidney stone

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 10 mL


Specimen Type: Tissue

Sources: Placenta, products of conception, genitourinary, respiratory, wound, bone and joint

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 5 mm

Collection Instructions: Submit only fresh tissue.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

Pelvic Fluid, Amniotic Fluid, Prostatic Secretions, Semen, Reproductive Drainage or Fluid, Synovial Fluid, Pleural Fluid, Pericardial Fluid, RespiratoryBronchoalveolar Lavage, Bronchial Washing or Brushing, Sputum, Induced Sputum, Tracheal Secretion or Aspiration: 1 mL/Urine: 2 mL/Swab: 1 swab

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








Cotton or calcium alginate-tipped swab, wooden shaft swab, transport swab containing gel or charcoal, formalin-fixed and/or paraffin-embedded tissues, E-swab, Port-a-Cul tube, anaerobic fluid vials, or dry swab (no pledget or sponge)

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days