Detect C. pneumoniae in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab, or pleural fluid.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Wed, Fri
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab, or pleural fluid.
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
Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 month.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060713||Chlamydia pneumoniae Source|
|0060715||Chlamydia pneumoniae by PCR||34645-2|
- C pneumoniae PCR
- Chlamydophila pneumoniae