Specimen Requirements

Title

MYCOPLASMA CULTURE, RESPIRATORY Mycoplasma pnemoniae

Specimen Requirement

For throat swab, submit in standard culturette. Culturette is viable refrigerated up to 12 hours. If longer, please use Mycoplasma media available from laboratory. For other respiratory specimens, submit in a sterile screw-cap container. Keep refrigerated.

Methodology

Conventional culture technique.

Stability

Refrigerate - 48 hours Frozen - 31 days.

Reference Range

By Report.

Turnaround

3-4 weeks

Clinical Use

Detects the presence of Mycoplasma pneumniae.

Test Code

MMYCU