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Lab Test Dictionary

Chlamydophilia pneumoniae, DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR (16003)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Specimen Type

Throat or nasopharyngeal swab in 3 mL M4 or V-C-M/UTM, or Bronchial Lavage/wash or sputum in a sterile leak-proof container

Performing Lab

Quest San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Mon thru Sat

Standard TAT

1-2 days


Collection Information

Container Type

M4 or V-C-M/UTM container


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=48 hours, Refrigerated=14 days, Frozen=30 days

Rejection Criteria

Specimen containing heparin, Specimen with calcium alginate swab


CPT Codes

87486


Initials

3/28/24