|Alternate:||Nasopharyngeal Culture Chlamydia|
|Includes:||Isolation and identification of Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumoniae/psittaci from nasopharyngeal specimens.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day.|
|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.|
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