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Test Code Myco PCR Misc Mycoplasma PCR, Miscellaneous

Clinical System Name

Mycoplasma PCR, Miscellaneous


CSF Mycoplasma
Mycoplasma PCR, non-respiratory sample
Mycoplasma, CSF


Sample Requirements

Specimen: See note

Container(s): See note

Preferred Vol: Varies

Minimum Vol:  1 mL CSF, other sample types vary


Note: All swabs must be received in Universal Transport Media (call lab for media at 7-2102). All other specimens (fluids or tissues) should be in a sterile container. DOCUMENT SAMPLE TYPE on specimen label. Deliver to lab immediately after collection.

Acceptable sample types include Newborn respiratory specimens and specimens from sites other than respiratory or genital. Method is affected by use of incorrect media and age of specimen. UW would prefer 1 mL fluid minimum, ideally, if less is available they are willing to try.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Tissues free-floating in formalin; samples containing citrate, or heparin; Blood/Serum specimens

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: See Storage location

Storage location: Deliver specimen to the CPA freezer send-outs rack. DOCUMENT SAMPLE TYPE on label.


Off-site collection: Freeze specimen and document sample type. Deliver to lab immediately after collection.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp






STAT Performed TAT

Collected daily, performed 3x a week

2 - 5 d


Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Microbiology Molecular Diagnostics
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600


Department:  Send Outs


Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.




Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes



Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name:

Mycoplasma, Miscellaneous by PCR

Reference Test Number:



Send out M - F with the UW courier.