Chlamydia (Chlamydophila) pneumoniae, PCR

CPT: 87486
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Test Details

Use

Aid in the diagnosis of Chlamydia (Chlamydophila) pneumoniae infection

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Throat or nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, bronchial washings or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), or NP wash/aspirate

Volume

One swab (in universal transport media) or 1 mL bronchial washings, BAL, or NP wash/aspirate

Minimum Volume

One swab (in universal transport media) or 0.2 mL bronchial washings, BAL, or NP wash/aspirate

Container

Universal transport media (swab) or sterile container (bronchial wash/aspirate, BAL, NP wash/aspirate)

Storage Instructions

Swab, bronchial wash, or BAL is stable at room temperature, refrigerated, or frozen for seven days.

Causes for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138263 Chlamydia pneumoniae, PCR 34645-2 139167 Chlamydia pneumoniae, PCR 34645-2

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