Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgM by IFA CHLAM

Method(s) Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Specimen Required
Collect One 5 mL plain red or one gold (SST) top tube.
Transport

1 mL serum at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.15 mL)

Remarks

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Acute and convalescent samples must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute samples. Please mark sample plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."

Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).

Unacceptable Conditions Hyperlipemic, hemolyzed, or contaminated sera.
Schedule Mon-Sat
Billing Code 5010300
CPTCode 86632x3
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Less than 1:20 C. trachomatis IgM.

Less than 1:20 C. pneumoniae IgM.

Less than 1:20 C. psittaci IgM.

No Appointment Necessary
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