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
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

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

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



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