Specimen Requirements

Title

CULTURE, CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS

Specimen Requirement

Collect specimen with sterile swab (plastic applicator) and place in M4 Viral Transport Medium. Identification of the source MUST BE on requisition. Refrigerate.

Methodology

Shell Vial

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 7 days.

Reference Range

Not isolated

Turnaround

4-5 days.

Clinical Use

Aid in the diagnosis of Chlamydia infections; cervicitis, trachoma, conjunctivitis, PID, pneumonia, urethritis, nongonococcal urethritis, pneumonitis, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Test Code

CC