CULTURE, UREAPLASMA/MYCOPLASMA HOMINIS
Specimen Required: send uro genital specimen (cervix,urethra,vaginal,semen,prostatic secretions,urine) in Universal Transport Media (UTM) frozen.
Alternate Specimen: sterile body fluids,tissue,wood swabs,respiratory samples on children <1 yr old
The culture isolates and identifies Mycoplasma hominis which can cause genital related infections. Although 20% of apparently healthy women carry M. hominis, this organism may cause opportunistic infections resulting in pelvin inflammatory disease, vaginosis, adverse pregnancy outcomes or postpartum fevers.