A 29-year-old male asked:
Will holding urine for 2 hours before collecting a urine sample for mycoplasma genitalium be enough? pcr test?
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Infectious Disease 54 years experience
STD urine test: Yes, holding urine for 2 hours is plenty for a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT, such as PCR) for any STD -- chlamydia, gonorrhea, and M. genitalium. (Probably the tests are equally accurate even a few minutes after last voiding. But play it safe and follow the lab's recommendation.)
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