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CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS, CULTURE

Test Number:
  • 2446
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Endocervix, urethra, conjunctiva, rectal mucosa (without feces), fluid aspirate, tissue, nasopharynx or throat swab
Container Type:
  • Red or blue Microtest (M4) microbe transport tube
Alternative Specimen:
  • Swab using VCM medium (green-cap) tube
Volume:
Collection Instructions:
Transport Temperature:
  • REFRIDGERATED (COLD PACKS)
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: Unacceptable
  • Refrigerated: 48 hours
  • Frozen -20° C: Unacceptable
  • Frozen -70° C: 30 days
Methodology:
  • Centrifugation-Enhanced Culture with Monoclonal Antibody Detection
CPT Code:
  • 87110
  • 87140
Reject Criteria:
  • Wooden shaft and calcium alginate swabs • Dry swabs • Transwabs or swabs in bacterial gel-based transport medium • DNA Probe transports • Tissues in formalin or other fixatives • Transports for antigen detection by EIA • Refrigerated specimens more than 48 hours old • Specimens received at room temperature • Specimens received frozen at -20° C
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 4 DAYS

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