Centrifugation-Enhanced Culture with Monoclonal Antibody Detection
Chlamydia trachomatis Culture; Culture, Chlamydia trachomatis
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
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)
Vaginal swab on children < 13 years collected in VCM or equivalent transport medium (UTM or M4) is also acceptable.
Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 Hours; Frozen: 30 Days
Specimens submitted in Viral Transport Media that do not support Chlamydia; Woden shaft and calcium alginate swabs; Molecular transport systems; Bacterial transport systems
Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.