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Mycoplasma

Microbiology


Specimen

Nasopharyngeal swab for Mycoplasma PCR (acute phase of illness only)

Specimen Container

Red topped viral Copan swab

Test Usage

Diagnosis of current infection with Mycoplasma

Availability

Processed in ED laboratory as part of extended PCR respiratory repertoire

Processing Time

12-24 hours

Urgent Specimen Instructions

All tests will be done as they arrive

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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