Chlamydia trachomatis Culture
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
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.
Submit only one of the following specimens
Collect one of the following specimens in viral-chlamydia transport media (M4, M5). Freeze immediately, ship frozen.
-rectal mucosa swab without feces
- On children <12 years
- On women with hysterectomy
-fresh (unfixed) tissue
-ovarian abscess fluid
1) Source required
Warm reject; Cold OK
Specimens submitted in Viral Transfer Media that do not support Chlamydia; wooden shaft and Calcium Alginate swabs; dry swabs; Transwabs or swabs in Bacterial Gel-based transport media; DNA Probe Transport; Tissues in formalin; Tissue in other fixative; Transports for Antigen Detection by EIA.
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.