Genital Mycoplasma Urine Profile
Test Code: 180040
Specimen Type: Urine
Genital Mycoplasma Urine Profile (Labcorp)
This Genital Mycoplasma profile looks for several types of bacterial infections in a urine sample. Mycoplasma is a family of bacteria that are characterized by their relatively small size and lack of a cell wall which makes them more resilient to antibiotics than other forms of bacteria.
The genital mycoplasma profile includes testing for:
- Mycoplasma Genitalium
- Mycoplasma Hominius
- Ureaplasma spp (Ureaplasma urealyticum & parvum)
Genital mycoplasma is a series of bacterial infections that are spread through sexual contact. Mycoplasma infections can affect both sexes but are more common in women. Symptoms of mycoplasma infection are common to other bacterial STDs such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and can include burning during urination, abdominal pain, unusual odor or discharge from the urethra, and pain, redness, or swelling around the genitals. Left untreated, mycoplasma can lead to infertility and increased susceptibility to other infections including HIV. In women, mycoplasma can cause pelvic inflammatory disorder and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. An infected mother can pass the infection to their infant during childbirth.
Due to the similarity in symptoms, genital mycoplasma testing is sometimes ordered with other urine STD tests including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. Positive results should be discussed with your doctor to determine the appropriate treatment or follow-up.
Turnaround for the online genital mycoplasma test is typically 3-6 business days.
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Do not urinate for at least one hour prior to specimen collection. Do not cleanse the genital area prior to specimen collection. Provide a first-catch urine specimen (approximately 20-30 mL of the initial urine stream) into a urine collection cup. Collection of larger volumes of urine may result in specimen dilution that may reduce test sensitivity. Lesser volumes may not adequately rinse organisms into the specimen.