Ureaplasma Urealyticum Mycoplasma Hominis Urine Test
Ureaplasma Urealyticum / Mycoplasma Hominis Urine Test
The Ureaplasma/Mycoplasma Hominis test is used to screen for certain types of bacterial infections.
Mycoplasma Hominis is a bacterial infection which typically affects the urinary tract. It can sometimes be spread through sexual contact or from an infected mother to her infant during childbirth. Many people have the bacteria present in their bodies but do not suffer any health problems. People with weakened immune systems have the highest risk of developing an infection. In some cases, Mycoplasma Hominis can cause pelvic inflammatory disease or complications with pregnancy such as miscarriage, early delivery or ectopic pregnancy.
Ureaplasma Urealyticum is typically found in the cervix, vagina, or urethra. Many people have this bacteria present in their bodies but do not suffer any health problems. It can be spread by sexual contact or from a mother to her infant during pregnancy or childbirth. Infected infants can develop pneumonia, low birth weight or bacterial infection in the blood.
Symptoms can be similar to those of other types of infections and may not affect all people with the same severity or timing. Some symptoms can include pain or burning during urination, irritation or swelling around the urethra or genital area, abnormal discharge or unusual odor. This test is typically ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms common to infection or has a sexual partner who has tested positive. It may also be ordered by pregnant women. Test results should be evaluated by a person's doctor before making a diagnosis to help determine the best type of follow up or treatment.
For more sexually transmitted disease testing options, please see our STD category.
Turnaround for this test is typically 10-12 business days.
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.
Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma Hominis are typically detectable at around 3 weeks after exposure or any time after. Some people may be detectable as early as 10 days from exposure.
Please check with the lab attendant for specimen collection instructions.