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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