Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology
Eye (conjunctiva), Flocked NPH swab, Throat, Genital or Rectal swabs, Tissue and aspirates added to Viral Transport Medium (M4) acceptable.
Swab extracted or broken off into viral transport medium (M4)
Cause for rejection:
Specimen not in viral transport medium (M4), dry, in non-sterile container, QNS
Mon, Wed, Fri
Spin-amplified shell vial culture with subsequent IFA stain to confirm
Specimens in M4 must be sent on ice immediately to lab. Viral transport medium (M4) available from Virology (ext. 38576) or CCL ( ext. 38417) labs. Urine specimens are NOT acceptable. A negative result does not rule out infection. Positive results called.
OC Power Word:
Reference Range: NEGATIVE. No Chlamydia isolated.
C. trachomatis or C. pneumoniae isolation