Mycoplasma Testing Service

Mycoplasma is another type of micro-pathogen that is different from bacteria and fungi. Mycoplasma is a class of organisms without cell walls, extremely variable morphology, and quite small. Compared with most prokaryotes, the genome of mycoplasma is relatively small, with a DNA of 500-1100kb. Mycoplasma can grow in liquid and agar media and have different growth methods. The growth of mycoplasma is not inhibited by penicillin, cycloserine or other antibiotics, but is sensitive to antibiotics that act on target sites other than the cell wall. Common mycoplasma that cause human diseases are Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Ureaplasma urealyticum. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an important mycoplasma that mainly causes respiratory infections and can cause interstitial pneumonia. Ureaplasma urealyticum is one of the common parasites in the human urogenital tract.
Mycoplasma has a small diameter and can even pass through filters used for sterile filtration. During the production of drugs and vaccines, mycoplasma contamination may be introduced due to various reasons, which may affect the products. After mycoplasma infects the human body, it will affect the metabolism of cells and even cause the occurrence of diseases. It is necessary to detect and treat Mycoplasma in the production process and environment of drugs and vaccines.

Mycoplasma Testing Service