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Chlamydia pneumoniae by PCR
0060715
Ordering Recommendation

Detect C. pneumoniae in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab, or pleural fluid.

Mnemonic
CPNEUMOPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab, or pleural fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer 2 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag. Swabs: Place in viral transport media  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 month.  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


Compliance Statement B: 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.
Note
CPT Code(s)
87486
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060713Chlamydia pneumoniae Source
0060715Chlamydia pneumoniae by PCR34645-2
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Aliases
  • C pneumoniae PCR
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae