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Test ID: FCPC    
Chlamydophila Pneumoniae Culture

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

2 mL or more of bronchoalveolar lavage, throat swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate or wash, tracheal aspirate, or lung tissue submitted in viral-chlamydial transport media (Supply T484). Freeze immediately and send specimen frozen.

Note: 1. GenProbe tube is not acceptable.

2. Specimen source is required.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens other than

Bronchoalveolar lavage, throat swab, nasopharyngeal

aspirate or wash, tracheal aspirate, lung tissue

Anticoagulants other than

Chlamydia/viral transport media – MML supply T484

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesFrozen (preferred)
 Refrigerated 48 hours