Chlamydia psittaci Culture

CPT: 87110; 87299
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • Psittacosis Culture

Test Includes

Cell culture and subsequent detection of Chlamydia by fluorescent antibody. CPT coding for microbiology and virology procedures often cannot be determined before the culture is performed.

Use

Aid in the diagnosis of infection caused by Chlamydia psittaci (psittacosis)

Limitations

Culture may be negative in the presence of Chlamydia infection.

Methodology

Cell culture and subsequent detection of Chlamydia by fluorescent antibody

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Lung/bronchial washings or lung biopsy, node aspirates

Volume

One swab, 2 mL washings, 3 mm tissue

Container

Viral, Chlamydia, or Mycoplasma culture transport provided by LabCorp, or other appropriate transport medium

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate

Causes for Rejection

Bacterial swab specimen; specimen received in grossly leaking transport container; dry specimen; specimen submitted in fixative or additive; specimen received in expired transport media or incorrect transport device; inappropriate specimen transport conditions; specimen received after prolonged delay in transport (usually more than 72 hours); specimen stored or transported at room temperature; wooden shaft swab in transport device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Submit one specimen per test requested. Specify the exact specimen source/origin. Indicate a specific test number on the test request form. Check expiration date of transport; do not use expired devices.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
008532 Chlamydia psittaci Culture 20752-2 008532 Chlamydia psittaci Culture 20752-2

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