Chlamydia pneumoniae by PCR
0060715
 
Ordering Recommendation
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.
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
Refer to Statement B under Testing Information at http://www.aruplab.com.
Note
CPT Code(s)
87486
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060713Chlamydia pneumoniae Source
0060715Chlamydia pneumoniae by PCR
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • C pneumoniae PCR
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae