Test Name: Chlamydia


Methodology: DNA - Roche Cobas


Test Description

This assay is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test that utilizes Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and nucleic acid hybridization for the qualitative detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). Testing is also available in combination with gonorrhea detection.


Specimen Requirements

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• COBAS® PCR Female Swab Sample Kit
• COBAS® PCR Urine Sample Kit


Storage and Transport

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
• COBAS® PCR Female Swab Sample Kit: 30 days
• COBAS® PCR Urine Sample Kit: 30 days
• SimpleSwab™: 10 Days
• BD eSwab: 10 Days


Specimen Rejection Criteria

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 2 - 4 Days


CPT Codes*: 87491


*The CPT codes provided with our Test Descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.