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4 - 5 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Throat or nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, bronchial washings or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), or NP wash/aspirate
One swab (in universal transport media) or 1 mL bronchial washings, BAL, or NP wash/aspirate
One swab (in universal transport media), or 0.2 mL bronchial washings, BAL, or NP wash/aspirate. (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Universal transport media (swab) or sterile container (bronchial wash/aspirate, BAL, NP wash/aspirate)
Swab, bronchial wash, or BAL is stable at room temperature, refrigerated, or frozen for seven days.
Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube
Aid in the diagnosis of Chlamydia (Chlamydophila) pneumoniae infection
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
|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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