The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by Ureaplasma DNA is not likely.
Spin and separate within 24 hours of specimen collection
Sterile aliquot container
Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days
Frozen - 7 days
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Using LightCycler and Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)