Hi everyone . . . my doctor completely agreed that I should have testing for several mycoplasma species. He said he has a few other patients that have chronic mycoplasma infections. He has used blood antibody testing to confirm this and I am confused . . . is this testing good enough? I've seen DNA testing mentioned. Also, they were able to do blood antibody testing on me for Mycoplasma Pneumonaie, but they told me that cultures have to be performed for the other species . . . M. Hominis needs a vaginal culture, M. Fermentans needs a vaginal or a urine culture and the fourth that Dr. Nicolson had recommended is M. Penetrans, but I read an article stating that this pathogen has only appeared in patients with HIV . . . Can anyone help? Quest can't do any other Mycoplasma testing . . . suggestions of lab companies would be great . . . I had called the lab in california that is going out of business. I live in Maryland and am in Tennessee seeing some drs. at Vanderbilt right now . . . I read Jelly's post that we should have testing done AT THE LAB . . . would love to find one to go to. Thanks!!!! Terri Jelly -- How was your M. Fermentans diagnosed? Was it by culture??