Chlamydia Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: CHLAM VIR1

Specimen Type: Eye (conjunctiva), Flocked NPH swab, Throat, Genital or Rectal swabs, Tissue and aspirates added to Viral Transport Medium (M4) acceptable.

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 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

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon, Wed, Fri

Methodology: Spin-amplified shell vial culture with subsequent IFA stain to confirm

Special Instructions: 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.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 2-5 days

Additional Info: Reference Range: NEGATIVE. No Chlamydia isolated.

CPT Code: 87110

Synonyms: C. trachomatis or C. pneumoniae isolation

Specimen Collection Procedures
Conjunctival (Bacterial culture or Chlamydia viral culture of the eye)
Genital Specimen Collection

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