Chlamydia trachomatis, Peritoneal Fluid by Gen-Probe

Abbrev Code:MMMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Order Instructions:For other sources, see Chlamydia by PCR (CHPCR)
Methodology:Transcription mediated amplification (Gen-Probe)
CPT Codes: 87491 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt 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


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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