|Alternate:||PCR Chlamydia trachomatis Urine|
|Includes:||Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in urine using PCR|
|Available:||Daily, first shift only. Specimens received in the lab before 10:00 AM are performed same day.|
|Turnaround:||1-2 days. Test performed daily, first shift only. Specimens received in the lab before 10:00 AM are resulted the same day.|
|Specimen:||First catch (not midstream) urine, or urine collected at least 2 hours after last void.|
|Container:||Sterile, leak-proof container|
|Temperature:||Transport to the lab ASAP. Refrigerate until specimen is sent to the lab.|
|Rejection:||Inappropriately identified or commingled specimens.
Diluted specimens are unacceptable.
QNS specimens will be rejected.
|Normal:||Negative for Chlamydia trachomatis by PCR.|
|Uses:||Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis by PCR.|
|Limitations:||A negative result does not necessarily rule out infection.|
|Method:||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)|
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