Lab Test : Chlamydia Culture - Eye

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Alternate:Eye Culture Chlamydia
Includes:Isolation and identification of Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumoniae/psittaci from eye specimens.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:ECHL
Available:Daily, 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM set up same day.
Turnaround:3 - 4 days
Specimen:Sterile swab of eye, eye drainage, or conjunctiva
Volume:Sterile swab (no swabs with wooden shafts please)
Container:Sterile swab placed in Viral/Chlamydia media.
Temperature:Transport on ice. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.
Rejection:Specimens not submitted in Viral/Chlamydia media will be rejected
Normal:No Chlamydia trachomitis/pneumoniae/psittaci isolated.
Uses:To detect and identify infections of the eye caused by Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumoniae/psittaci.
Limitations:Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative result does not rule out a chlamydia infection.
Method:Culture
 

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