Fast Five Quiz: Mycoplasma genitalium

Ken B. Waites, MD


April 09, 2020

Diagnosis of M genitalium infection is attainable only with nucleic acid amplification testing. BASHH guidelines recommend vaginal swabs as the specimen of choice in cisgender women, and first-void urine as the specimen of choice in cisgender men. For all patients with M genitalium-positive specimens, testing for macrolide resistance is recommended whenever possible.

In the United States, an US Food and Drug Administration-approved diagnostic test for M genitalium is now available.

For additional information, refer to the BASHH guidelines on the diagnosis and management of M genitalium and the European guidelines on M genitalium.


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