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Ureaplasma parvum/urealyticum by PCR

Alternate test name

Mycoplasma infections, neonatal pneumonia

Gene name / Alternate gene name

Multiple bands (MB) antigen gene

Lab area
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
7 days
Specimen type
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate
  • lower respiratory specimens (sputum, BAL, lung biopsy/tissue)
Specimen requirements
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate in universal transport medium
  • Sterile screw top container for other lower respiratory specimens  
Storage and transportation
  • All specimens must be shipped on dry ice.
  • Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs
Special requirements


Disease condition
  • Neonatal pneumonia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
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