CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS AMPLIFIED ASSAY (088-0093)
Synonyms: Chlamydia Trachomatis Test, ProbeTec for Chlamydia
CPT4 Code: 87491
Test Order Mnemonic: V CAA, ordering GC and Chlamydia use V NCAA
Lab: Virology Lab: Virology
Request Form: Microbiology Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Follow the ProbeTec kit collection (Specimen collection Kit for the BD ProbeTec Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae (CT/GC) Qx Amplified DNA Assays) and transport instructions. Collect first morning urine sample in sterile cup or in the transport tube in collection kit (males).
Storage Instructions: Room temperature
Causes for Rejection: Failure to use ProbeTec Qx collection kit, samples from non-approved sources such as fecal, vaginal or eye. Urine in tube with preservatives.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Test is performed daily Monday-Friday
Special Instructions: Collection kits specific for the ProbeTec system must be used. One transport may be submitted for both Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonnorrheae testing.
Specimen: Endocervical, urethral (males), urine (males) Urogenital: Male - urethra or urine; Female-endocervical
Container: ProbeTec transport for male and female collection available through Materials Management. Sterile cup.
Other Information: This test is not recommended for medico-legal purposes (cultures are). Collect C. trachomatis and GC cultures in cases of suspected sexual abuse.
Minimum Requirements: urine - 6 mL
Test Method: Probetec VIPER instrument system
Revised/reviewed 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux