Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgM by IFA CHLAM
|Method(s)||Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody|
|Collect||One 5 mL plain red or one gold (SST) top tube.|
1 mL serum at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.15 mL)
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."
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.|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Less than 1:20 C. trachomatis IgM.
Less than 1:20 C. pneumoniae IgM.
Less than 1:20 C. psittaci IgM.