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Lab Test Dictionary

Chlamydophilia pneumoniae, DNA, Qualitative, RT-PCR (43500)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Specimen Type

Respiratory Specimen

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-2 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Throat or nasopharyngeal swab in VCM/UTM

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

0.3-1 mL Bronchial lavage/wash or sputum in a sterile leak-proof container

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Test Volume Required

1 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL

Processing Instructions

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.

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