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Last Updated: September 25, 2023 @ 9:13 am


Chlamydia trachomatis Culture

  • Genital Swab in Viral Transport Media
  • One Genital Swab in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Alternate specimen: Cervical, eye, rectal, urethral swab, or peritoneal fluid. Also acceptable for newborns: Nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab or washing.

    Transfer specimen immediately to Chlamydia transport media (UTM). For further information call Client Services at 1(800)700-6891.

    Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.

    Limited stability; sample must reach lab same day it is collected.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Calcium alginate swabs
  • Dry Swab
  • Urine
  • Wood Swabs
  • Specimens not preserved in Chlamydia culture transport media.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Cell Culture
  • Immunofluorescence
Reported:3-6 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87110
  • 87140
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
  • 91503 - SOURCE
  • 91494 - CULTURE
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