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Chlamydophila pneumoniae PCR Respiratory

Components

Name Method Department Units
C. pneumoniae PCR Respiratory Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease Detected or Not Detected

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Specimen Description, C. pneumoniae PCR Respiratory

Specimen Requirements

BAL, Nasal wash, Nasopharyngeal aspirate, Tracheal aspirate, Pleural fluid

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)
Room temperature - 6 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport is greater than 6 hours, refrigerate

Nasopharyngeal swab, Throat swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

M4 collection kit

N/A
Stability

Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)
Room temperature - 6 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport is greater than 6 hours, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • M4 vial without swab
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Diluted fluid specimen

Comments

Specimens received after 0900 will be tested on the following weekday.

CPT Code

  • 87486