|Alternate:||Cul de sac Chlamydia Culture; Chlamydia Culture Genital Tract;Urethra Chlamydia Culture|
|Includes:||Isolation and identification of Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumoniae/psittaci from genital specimens.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day.|
|Specimen:||Sterile genital swab, cul de sac fluid,|
|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 one hour.|
|Rejection:||Specimen not submitted in Viral/Chlamydia transport media.|
|Normal:||No Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumoniae/psittaci isolated.|
|Uses:||To detect and identify Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumoniae/psittaci infection in genital specimens.|
|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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