Lab Test : Chlamydia Culture - Nasopharynx

Print this page Bookmark and Share
Alternate:Nasopharyngeal Culture Chlamydia
Includes:Isolation and identification of Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumoniae/psittaci from nasopharyngeal specimens.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:NCHL
Available:Daily, 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day.
Turnaround:3-4 days
Specimen:Sterile nasopharyngeal (NP) swab
Volume:Sterile swab (no swabs with wooden shafts please)
Container:Sterile swab in Viral/Chlamydia transport media
Temperature:Transport on ice. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than 1 hour.
Rejection:Specimens not submitted in Viral/Chlamydia transport media will be rejected.
Normal:No Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumonia/psittaci isolated
Uses:Detects and identifies infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumonia/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
 

Sign up for Pediatric Link

Finding the latest trusted child health and safety information doesn't have to be hard. Pediatric Link, Dayton Children's e-newsletter offers timely and up-to-date information for health care professionals from the experts you trust at Dayton Children's.  Sign up

Upcoming Events

Free bike helmets will be given out as part of the Monroe Bike Rodeo this year.

West Carrollton Police will be on hand to insure proper fit for all bike helmets.

Sample the distinctive flavors of the many cultures of Old North Dayton while enjoying entertainment, children's activities and a bicycle decoration competition for ages 9-16. All bike entries MUST be registered with the Dayton Police in advance at go.cityofdayton.org or at the Festival at 5:30 PM.

View full event calendarView full event calendar

The Right Experts

Just right for all kids

Accreditations

The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815
937-641-3000
www.childrensdayton.org