Lab Test : Chlamydia Culture (Specify Source)

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Alternate:N/A
Includes:Isolation and identification of Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumoniae/psittaci.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 614-3907
SQ Code:CHLI
Available:Daily, 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day
Turnaround:3 -4 days
Specimen:Please be sure to specify the site of collection.
Volume:Collect a swab from the specified site and place in viral/Chlamydia transport medium
Container:Swab in viral/chlamydia transport medium
Temperature:Transport on ice. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than 1 hour
Rejection:Specimens not submitted in Viral/chlamydia transport medium will be rejected.
Normal:No Chlamydia trachomatis/pneumoniae/psittaci isolated.
Uses:To detect and identify infections 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:Shell vial tissue culture
 

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