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Test Code URPRP Ureaplasma species, Molecular Detection, PCR, Plasma

Useful For

Rapid, sensitive, and specific identification of Ureaplasma urealyticum and U parvum from plasma

Method Name

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

Reporting Name

Ureaplasma PCR, P

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube:

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:

1. Spin down promptly. 

2. Send specimen in original tube (preferred). 

Additional Information: The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by Ureaplasma DNA is not likely.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical 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

87798 x 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
URPRP Ureaplasma PCR, P 69934-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
UPSRC Specimen Source 31208-2
44135 Ureaplasma urealyticum PCR, P 51988-4
44136 Ureaplasma parvum PCR, P 69933-0