Mycoplasma genitalium – Real time PCR
Analysis ID 293
Analysis location “GENESIS” Centre for Medical Genetics
Diagnosed illness Mycoplasma genitalium – Real time PCR
Clinical information Urogenital tract appears to be the primary tissue infected by M. genitalium, however the bacteria have also been isolated from the respiratory tract. M. genitalium is a major pathogen in urogenital tract infections in men. In the range of studies it has been found in 10-45% of men with non-gonococcal urethritis. The role of M. genitalium in women is less understood, but the pathogen is believed to be able to cause cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Only incomplete evidence has been provided for the association of M. genitalium with infertility, while its role in bacterial vaginosis (BV) and adverse pregnancy outcomes in women has not been fully determined. M. genitalium can be sexually transmitted with similar rate to Chlamydia trachomatis, another pathogen which can cause urethritis.
Type of analysis Molecular
Type of biological material Cervical smear, Urethral smear
Analyzed genes
Analysis description Identification of Mycoplasma genitalium in the biological material using real-time PCR technique
Analysis indication
Analysis time 3 – 4 weeks
Refund No
CGM laboratory name Pracownia Diagnostyki Molekularnej Mikrobiologicznej