FCPC - Specimen: Chlamydophila pneumoniae Culture

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FCPC    
Chlamydophila pneumoniae Culture

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.

5 mL lower respiratory secretions/washes, nasopharyngeal aspirate, or lung tissue submitted in viral-chlamydial transport media (Supply T484). Freeze immediately and send specimen frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

2 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold >48 hours reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Sputum; Whole blood; Specimens not rec'd in VCM; Sterile container unacceptable; GenProbe tube

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)14 days
 Refrigerated 4 hours