Ureaplasma Urealyticum | Screening

Ureaplasma Urealyticum DNA Test

Ureaplasma can be tested with a urine sample in both male and female.

The first part of urine is used. However, the bacterium is easier to be detected in female compare to in male. Most women with ureaplasma infection will have a positive result.

However, in male, the bacterium can “hide” in the prostate or in the epididymis. A semen sample is often used to detect its presence if there is prostate symptoms rather than urethral symptoms.

is the most sensitive test for ureaplasma. Various specimens can be used such as urine, vaginal, rectal or oral swabs. Some times ureaplasma culture is used to determine the presence of infection in the prostate or after treatment failure, to determine the antibiotics sensitivity pattern.

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