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 infection
When to Get Tested?
When your doctor suspects that your respiratory or symptoms are caused by a mycoplasma infection; when a genital infection may be caused by mycoplasma or ureaplasma
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm, a throat swab, sample, body fluid or tissue sample; occasionally, genital or swab
Test Preparation Needed?