Ordering Recommendation

Detects Chlamydia trachomatis L1-L3 serovars.

Mnemonic
CT LGVPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Mon, Thu

Reported

1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Vaginal, rectal, cervical, urethral, genital, or penile swab with APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit (ARUP supply #28907) OR in Viral Transport Media (ARUP supply #12884) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Also acceptable: Urine. Refer to "Sample Collection for the Diagnosis of STD" under Specimen Handling at www.aruplab.com for specific specimen collection and transport instructions.

Specimen Preparation

APTIMA Swab: Place blue swab in Swab Specimen Transport Tube, break shaft off at scoreline then recap tube.
Urine: Transfer 2 mL urine to an APTIMA Urine Specimen Transport Tube (ARUP supply #28908) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Liquid level must be between fill lines on tube.
Swab in Viral Transport Media (UTM): Transfer swab to viral transport media.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Unacceptable Conditions

Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

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.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

This test detects but does not differentiate Chlamydia trachomatis L1-L3 serovars. Refer to the CDC website for STD treatment guidelines at: https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/default.htm.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87491

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2013769 CT LGV by PCR, Source 31208-2
2013770 CT LGV by PCR 21613-5
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Aliases
  • LGV
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum
Chlamydia trachomatis L serovars (LGV) by PCR