A 29-year-old male asked:
Does ureaplasma urealyticum infection show up on a urine culture or a pcr std urine test? i had two urine cultures and three std urine tests.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Normal bacteria: It's normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. Once in a while it causes nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, but generally harmless both in men and their sex partners. UU doesn't show up on routine tests; testing is rarely needed except in special circumstances. So nothing to worry about, especially if no symptoms. If in doubt, see an STD or infectious diseases expert. Good luck!
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Dr. Martin Raffanswered
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Ureaplasma: Because of their extremely fastidious nature and the lack of reliable means for cultivation on artificial media, detection of these mycoplasmal organisms rests primarily with molecular techniques. The reliability of the tests will vary with the particular testing technique and sometimes the lab in which it is performed. It is not a common pathogen, but therapy can be used presumptively.
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Last updated Aug 23, 2018
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