|Alternate:||Eye Culture Chlamydia|
|Includes:||Isolation and identification of Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumoniae/psittaci from eye specimens.|
|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.|
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