Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgM

Abbrev Code:CHLABM   
Order Code:LAB3376Order Name:Chlamydia Group Antibody IgM
Methodology:Semi-quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
CPT Codes: 86632 x1
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, and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Label samples as acute or convalescent.

This test uses a manufacturer labeled Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. The test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Contaminated, 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


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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