Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgM by IFA

Sunquest Code:CHLABM  
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody
Test Includes:C. trachomatis, C. pneumoniae, C. psittaci
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred. Label samples as acute or convalescent.

Analyte Specific Reagent. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:65105 (V CHLAM M)


Reference Range:

C. trachomatis IgM titer

Less than 1:20

C. pneumoniae IgM titer

Less than 1:20

C. psittaci IgM titer

Less than 1:20

The Chlamydia microimmunofluorescent assay utilizes c. psittaci, c. pneumoniae, and nine serotypes of c. trachomatis.  It does not include the LGV strains of c. trachomatis.


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