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CHLAMYDOPHILA PNEUMONIAE CULTURE

Test Code
CHLPC
 
SynonymsCulture, Chlamydia Pneumoniae
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeChlamydia or Viral Chlamydial Transport Media
Supply Item Numberpicture1785K or picture1785
Specimen TypeBronchial lavage/wash OR throat swab OR nasopharyngeal aspirate OR nasopharyngeal lavage/wash OR tracheal aspirate OR lung tissue OR other respiratory secretions
Minimum Volume2 mL
Collection ProcedureUse chlamydia or viral chlamydial transport media. Dilute 1 part specimen and 1 part transport media. Avoid wooden shaft swabs.
Store and TransportWhole blood: ambient (room temperature)
All other samples: frozen -70C
StabilityRoom Temp Whole blood: 2 days; all other samples: unacceptable  Refrigerated Whole blood: 2 days; all other samples: 2 days  Frozen (-20 °C) Whole blood: unacceptable; all other samples: unacceptable  Frozen (-70 °C) Whole blood: unacceptable; all other samples: 2 weeks  
Unacceptable ConditionReceived thawed; specimen received in non-chlamydia approved viral transport media (VTM), or Gen-Probe tubes
Alternate SpecimensTissue (arterial, cardiac) or pericardial fluid: chlamydia or viral chlamydial transport media
Whole blood: chlamydia or viral chlamydial transport media or sodium heparin (green-top)
LimitationsTransport media must specify that it is suitable for chlamydia isolation.
CPT Codes87110, 87140
Billing CodeCHLPC
Test ScheduleMon-Sun
Turnaround Time4-6 days
MethodTissue Culture/Immunofluorescence
Test IncludesChlamydia pneumoniae culture
Reference Ranges
Chlamydia pneumoniae Culture
 No Chlamydia pneumoniae isolated

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o87110.Z6Chlamydia pneumoniae Culture
r87110.Z6Result87110.Z6Result  21184-7

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