Chlamydia trachomatis - Male

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 3:22:11 PM

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:

8.0 mL Urine in a Yellow Capped Tube

Collection Instructions:
Patient should not urinate for at least one hour prior to collecting the specimen.  Male patients should not cleanse the tip of the penis prior to collecting the specimen.  Collect the first catch urine (approximately 20-50 mL of the initial urine stream) into a urine collection cup free of any preservatives.

Urine Collection:

NOTE: Urine is the only acceptable specimen for CT/NG testing on Male patients.
Minimum Volume: 5.0 mL Urine
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 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:

Culture methodology is suggested for all sources.  

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: CTM
EPIC Test Code: LAB2755
Alternate Test Names: Chlamydia by Nucleic Acid Probe; Chlamydia trachomatis by Probe; Chlamydia, NAA; RNACT
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87491

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