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Chlamydia Species Culture (690)


Centrifugation-Enhanced Culture with Monoclonal Antibody Detection


Chlamydia trachomatis Culture; Culture, Chlamydia trachomatis

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

3-4 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Endocervical, endourethral, eye (conjunctival), nasopharyngeal, rectal mucosa(without feces), throat swabs in VCM or equivalent nasal aspirate added to equal volume of CVM or equivalent transport medium (UTM or M4)

Container Type

Viral Media

Collection Instructions

Vaginal swab on children < 13 years collected in VCM or equivalent transport medium (UTM or M4) is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 Hours; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Specimens submitted in Viral Transport Media that do not support Chlamydia; Woden shaft and calcium alginate swabs; Molecular transport systems; Bacterial transport systems

Minimum Test Volume

1 Swab

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes

87110, 87140