Wide dissemination of urogenital mycoplasmas in the population, the high frequency of carrier state and a long asymptomatic course of the infection process, the lack of specific clinical information, typical for mycoplasma infections, making the diagnostics impossible without using special laboratory tests. Review contains clear indications for mycoplasma infection screening and for an appointment of antibiotic therapy. The most commonly used laboratory diagnostic methods of urogenital infections, associated with Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma spp., with their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages are described.

Key words: laboratory diagnostics, Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma spp.

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ФБУН НИИ эпидемиологии
и микробиологии имени Пастера
Отдел новых технологий