Ordering Recommendation

Detects Chlamydia trachomatis L1-L3 serovars.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

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


Unacceptable Conditions

Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.


Specimen source required.


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


Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction


Mon, Thu


1-5 days

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)


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


CPT Codes



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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