Chlamydia trachomatis - Female

Last Modified: 6/30/2022 8:21:45 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:
Duplicate testing on this test is not acceptable per Medicare:  Testing to only be done every 14 days
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: Swab in in the Yellow PCR Media Tube

Collection Instructions: Order must include the site and/or source of collection; Endocervical, Vaginal, Anorectal, or Oropharyngeal
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

Swab - 14 days Refrigerated (within 8 hours after collection)
Urine - 3 days Ambient
8 days Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria: Urine Specimens from Catheters; Gen-Probe Aptima Collection Kits
Reference Range: Negative for Chlamydia trachomatis by amplified probe
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:

For patient less than 12 years of age - Culture is the only recommended procedure for diagnosing chlamydial or gonorrheal infection in cases of suspected child abuse.

Methodology: Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CTF
EPIC Test Code: LAB2753
Alternate Test Names: Chlamydia by Nucleic Acid Probe; Chlamydia trachomatis by Probe; Chlamydia, NAA; RNACT
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87491

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