Mycoplasma genitalium PCR

Which test do we use?

Detection of confirmation of Mycoplasma genitalium in genital secretes and urines by real-time PCR.

Sampling instructions

When non-gonococcal non-chlamydial urethritis or cervicitis is suspected, the following samples can be sent to the ITM.

 

  • A genital sample collected with a dry synthetic swab or E-swab.
  • Urine.
  • Contact the laboratory for other material.

 

Volume

 

  • Dry swabs: a dry synthetic swab in a closed container.
  • Urine: min. 5ml.
  • Other material: please contact the laboratory.

 

Please ensure that all samples are identified with a unique number and that the corresponding request form is included in the shipment.

 

Use the request form.

Storage conditions

If possible, send the samples as soon as possible to the ITM.

 

Urines can be stored at 2-8°C for max. 4 days.

Frozen urines can also be sent to the ITM with the use of cool packs or can be sent frozen on dry ice.

 

E-swabs can be stored at 2°C – 30°C for max 4 days and can be sent to the ITM on room temperature.

Important advice

All samples will need to be shipped together with the corresponding request form to the laboratory, otherwise the analysis will not be performed !

 

  • Whenever possible, it is recommended that all samples are shipped immediately after collection.

 

UNACCEPTABLE

 

Swabs with wooden or metal shafts, or with a cotton tip will be rejected.

 

All samples will need to be stored and sent correctly to the ITM according to the described rules.

Frequence

1 x a week.

Reference values

Negative

How soon can you expect results?

Depends on the total number of requested analyses.

See ‘How frequently do we perform this analysis’.

Accredited

Yes

ISO 15189 – BELAC 147-MED

Laatste wijziging op: 30/04/2020