Chlamydia trachomatis - Male (Direct Access Testing)

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB3262
  • Soft Test Code:
  • DACTM
Alternate Names
  • Chlamydia by Nucleic Acid Probe
  • Chlamydia Male Direct Access
  • Chlamydia RNA Probe
  • Chlamydia trachomatis by Probe
  • Chlamydia, NAA
  • RNACT

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

8.0 mL Urine in a Yellow Conical Tube


Alternate Specimen

TransportAndStorage

3 days Ambient  8 days Refrigerated

Urine - 24 hours Ambient, 24 hours Refrigerated

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. 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Negative for Chlamydia trachomatis by amplified probe


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

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Departments
  • Molecular Diagnostics

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01418036


CPT Coding

87491


Medical Necessity Documentation

 Duplicate testing on this test is not acceptable per Medicare:  Testing to only be done every 14 days