Chlamydia trachomatis, Peritoneal Fluid by Gen-Probe


Sunquest Code:MCRNA  
Epic Code:LAB6548Epic Name:Chlamydia Trach Peritoneal Fluid
Order Instructions:For other sources, see Chlamydia by PCR (CHPCR)
Methodology:Transcription mediated amplification (Gen-Probe)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.
Compliance:

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Peritoneal fluid (pelvic wash; cul-de-sac fluid)
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Container:Aptima Specimen Transfer tube
Collection Instructions:Transfer specimen into the APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature within 30 days of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:MCRNA


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative for C. trachomatis by PCR. A positive result indicates the presence of rRNA Chlamydia trachomatis. This assay does detect plasmid-free variants of Chlamydia trachomatis.


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