FCPD - Specimen: Chlamydophila pneumoniae DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FCPD    
Chlamydophila pneumoniae DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated 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 1 of the following specimen types:


Note: Source is required.


Respiratory specimen (Preferred): (Throat or Nasopharyngeal)

Collect respiratory specimen in sterile vial containing 3 mL of sterile M4 media or V-C-M medium (green-top) tube or equivalent (UTM) for swabs. Ship refrigerate.


Bronchial Wash/Lavage

Collect 1 mL in a sterile leak-proof container and ship refrigerated.



Collect 1 mL in a sterile plastic container and ship refrigerated.

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

0.3 mL

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




Warm reject; Cold OK






Specimens containing heparin or calcium alginate swabs; received nasopharyngeal lavage/wash; leaking containers.

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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 48 hours