Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgG by IFA


Abbrev Code:CHLABG   
Order Code:LAB3375Order Name:Chlamydia Group Antibody IgG
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody
CPT Codes: 86631 x1
Test Includes:C. trachomatis, C. pneumoniae, C. psittaci
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-3 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred. Label samples as acute or convalescent.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed or lipemic specimen


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:65139


Interpretive

Reference Range:

C. trachomatis IgG titer

Less than 1:64

C. pneumoniae IgG titer

Less than 1:64

C. psittaci IgG titer

Less than 1:64

The Chlamydia microimmunofluorescent assay slides utilize c. psittaci, c. pneumoniae, and nine serotypes of c. trachomatis.  The LGV strains of c. trachomatis are not included in this assay.

 



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