Chlamydia trachomatis Amplified Probe

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: CTAMP VIR2

Specimen Type: Cervical or urethral swab in BD-ProbeTec collection kit or urine

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: One swab in BD-ProbeTec tube with at least 1.5 mL of liquid, 20.0-60.0 mL urine (first-void, NOT midstream)

Cause for rejection: Swab: not in specific BD-ProbeTec tube, swab removed from tube, 2 swabs in one tube thereby soaking up liquid and making test QNS to run. Grossly bloody specimen. Urine: >60 mL decreases sensitivity of test

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri (0800-1700)

Methodology: Amplified DNA probe technique specific for Chlamydia trachomatis

Special Instructions: Test is FDA approved for genital and urine specimens only. Amplified DNA probe methodology only used at CHMCA for high prevalence populations. This method is not acceptable for forensic cases (e.g. rape or child abuse). Grossly bloody specimens may affect result. Obtain collection kits from CCL or Viro. Pink = Female; Blue = Male Urine must be first-void, not midstream; >60.0 mL will decrease sensitivity of the test.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 24-72 hrs

Additional Info: Positive results called and reported to ODH

CPT Code: 87491

Synonyms: BD-probeTec for Chlam. trachomatis; Chlamydia antigen

Specimen Collection Procedures
Genital Specimen Collection

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