|Test Code||CHLCX / 008565L|
|Test||CULTURE, CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS|
|Methodology||Cell culture and subsequent detection of Chlamydia by Fluorescent Antibody.|
|Description||Useful as an aid in the diagnosis of infections involving Chlamydia trachomatis|
|Specimen||Submit refrigerated Multitrans System vial with swab specimen as indicated below. Indicate exact source of specimen on the requisition. Refrigerate.
Patient should not urinate within 1 hour prior to specimen collection.
URETHRA: Patient should not urinate within 1 hour prior to specimen collection. The swab should be inserted 2 cm into the urethra. Use firm pressure to scrape cells from the mucosal surface. If possible repeat with second swab.
CERVIX: Remove mucous / pus with a swab, discard, and use firm and rotating pressure to obtain specimen with another swab. May be combined with a urethral swab into same transport medium. This two-swab method is highly recommended.
RECTUM: Sample anal crypts with a swab. Avoid contamination with fecal material.
CONJUNCTIVA: Remove mucous and exudate. Use a swab and firm pressure to scrape away epithelial cells from upper and lower lids.
POSTERIOR NASOPHARYNX OR THROAT: Collect epithelial cells by using a swab.
|Analytic Time||4 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Daily|
87140 Culture, typing, immunofluorescent method