Chlamydia trachomatis L serovars (LGV) by PCR
Ordering Recommendation

Detects Chlamydia trachomatis L1-L3 serovars.

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Thu
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Vaginal, rectal, cervical, urethral, genital, or penile swab with APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit (ARUP supply #28907) OR in Viral Transport Media (ARUP supply #12884) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Also acceptable: Urine. Refer to "Sample Collection for the Diagnosis of STD" under Specimen Handling at for specific specimen collection and transport instructions. 
Specimen Preparation
APTIMA Swab: Place blue swab in Swab Specimen Transport Tube, break shaft off at scoreline then recap tube.
Urine: Transfer 2 mL urine to an APTIMA Urine Specimen Transport Tube (ARUP supply #28908) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Liquid level must be between fill lines on tube.
Swab in Viral Transport Media (UTM): Transfer swab to viral transport media. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen source required. 
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

This test detects but does not differentiate Chlamydia trachomatis L1-L3 serovars. Refer to the CDC website for STD treatment guidelines at:
Hotline History
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2013769CT LGV by PCR, Source31208-2
2013770CT LGV by PCR21613-5
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