Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
Throat or nasopharyngeal swab in VCM/UTM
0.3-1 mL Bronchial lavage/wash or sputum in a sterile leak-proof container
Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 30 Days
Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.
This test is used to determine the presence of Chlamydophilia pneumonia in a patient's specimen. Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to detection by immunological methods. PCR provides more rapid results than other methods, including culture.