Chlamydia trachomatis Culture
Not recommended for routine detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). Use to detect CT in medicolegal settings and to assess suspected treatment failure. May be considered for anatomic locations for which amplified testing has not been validated.
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
- Patient Preparation
- Cervical, eye, rectal, urethral swab, or peritoneal fluid. Also acceptable for newborns: Nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab or washing.
- Specimen Preparation
- Transfer specimen immediately to Chlamydia transport media (UTM) (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. Also acceptable: Any transport media validated for Chlamydia transport.
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Frozen on dry ice.
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Urine. Specimens not preserved in Chlamydia culture transport media. Calcium alginate, dry, or wood swabs.
- Specimen source preferred.
- Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen at -70°C: 1 month
Culture negative for Chlamydia trachomatis.
Amplified DNA testing is recommended for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis from endocervical or urethral specimens. Refer to Chlamydia trachomatis by Amplified Detection (APTIMA(0060243). Specimen must be collected and transported with test-specific kit.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name|
|0060859||C. trachomatis Culture|
|0060865||C. trachomatis Source|