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  • Chlamydia DNA by PCR

    Test Name:Chlamydia DNA by PCR
    Epic Order Code:LAB1330  
    CPT Code:87491  
    Specimen(s) Type:Cervix, Vaginal, Urine.
    Acceptable Container(s):Cobas PCR Female Swab Sample Kit
    Sterile screw cap container
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
     Routine: 2 days  
    Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source. Chlamydia collection kits are available in the laboratory.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, Cobas PCR media containing inoculated swab must be stored and transported at 2-30° C within 12 months. Urine samples (undiluted) must be stored and transported at 2-30° C within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Not detected.
    Additional Information:Swab specimens that are moderately bloody or grossly mucoid may cause inhibition in the assay. Spermicidal agents and feminine powder sprays interfere with the assay.
     Eye and Nasopharynx specimen must be submitted as Chlamydia cultures.