MYCOPLASMA ISOLATION FROM CLINICAL AND VETERINARY SAMPLES
Innovation by Mycoplasma Experience scientists has resulted in media which readily support the growth of fastidious mycoplasmas eg. M. hyopneumoniae and M. genitalium.
A wide range of mycoplasmas are cultured at Mycoplasma Experience and other species can be sought as required -
Ureaplasma urealyticum, U. diversum, U. canigenitalium and ovine ureaplasmas can be isolated with our ureaplasma liquid and solid media.
See our list of species cultured at Mycoplasma Experience for examples of colonial appearance on Mycoplasma Experience solid media.
Mycoplasma Experience will examine clinical specimens culturally for mycoplasmas and, where appropriate, identify isolations by disc growth inhibition. Media used are tested for their ability to support low passage strains of M.pneumoniae and U.urealyticum.
All media lots used in the testing of a particular sample are inoculated with low numbers of low-
Isolations are stored at -
Samples originating outside the UK and EEC will require importation licences. Several such licences are already held and further applications to SAPO would be made without delay.
Within the UK, sample transportation is an integral part of the service and we would endeavour to extend this to samples from other countries. Pre-
This service extends from single samples to surveys with multiple samplings. Isolation work can be conveniently progressed directly to MIC testing -
Veterinary samples can also be submitted for attempted mycoplasma isolation. Please see our veterinary diagnostics page.