Chlamydia pneumonaiae by PCR, BAL Only

Sunquest Code:CPNBAL  
Epic Code:LAB6822Epic Name:Chlamydia pneumonaiae by PCR, BAL
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen source. For genitourinary, urine, eye, throat, rectum (perirectal acceptable) specimens, see Chlamydia by PCR.

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, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Bronchial alvelar lavage (BAL)
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Transfer 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum bronchoscopy specimen into a sterile ARUP standard transport tube.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Stability: Room temperature - 24 hurs; refrigerated - 14 weeks; frozen - 1 month.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60715


Reference Range:By report

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