Ordering Recommendation

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


Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction


Mon, Wed, Fri


1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

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


Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen source required.


Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; 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.

Hotline History
CPT Codes


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060713 Chlamydia pneumoniae Source
0060715 Chlamydia pneumoniae by PCR 34645-2
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  • C pneumoniae PCR
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae
Chlamydia pneumoniae by PCR