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Test Code MHBRP Metamycoplasma hominis, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Useful For

Rapid, sensitive, and specific identification of Metamycoplasma hominis from whole blood

Method Name

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

Reporting Name

Mycoplasma hominis PCR, B

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Shipping Instructions

Ship specimen refrigerated.

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 Metamycoplasma hominis DNA is unlikely.



Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

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

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube (preferred).

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MHBRP Mycoplasma hominis PCR, B 42621-3


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
MBSRC Specimen Source 31208-2
44131 Mycoplasma hominis PCR, B 42621-3