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Mycoplasma

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Also known as: Mycoplasma by PCR; Mycoplasma Culture; Ureaplasma Culture
Formal name: Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG and IgM Antibodies; Mycoplasma pneumoniae Culture; Mycoplasma Culture, genital source; Mycoplasma DNA Testing

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect an active or recent mycoplasma (type of bacteria) infection

When to Get Tested?

When your doctor suspects that your respiratory or other symptoms are caused by a mycoplasma infection; when a genital infection may be caused by mycoplasma or ureaplasma (a particular type of mycoplasma)

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm, a throat swab, sputum sample, body fluid or tissue sample; occasionally, genital or urethral swab

Test Preparation Needed?

None