Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgM by IFA


Sunquest Code:CHLABM  
Epic Code:LAB3376Epic Name:CHLAMYDIA GROUP ANTIBODY IGM
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.
Compliance:

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

Specimen:Blood
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)


Interpretive

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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