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Test Code KCHLU Ur Chlamydia trachomatis PCR

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Amplification and Hybridization Capture of Amplified Target.

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

 

Useful for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis from a urine specimen.

Specimen Requirements

Urine (Males and Females)
Container/Tube: Cobas PCR Urine Sample Kit   

Specimen Volume: 5ml (minimum)

Collection Instructions:

  1. Patient should not have urinated for at least 2 hours prior to specimen collection.
  2. Patient should collect first portion of a voided urine (first part of stream-not midstream).
  3. Position urine container to collect beginning of urine stream.
  4. Begin urinating. Collect first 10 mL to 50 mL of urine.
  5. Transfer the collected urine immediately to the Cobas PCR Urine Sample Kit.  Fill to the Urine Fill line. If the urine specimen cannot be transferred immediately, it can be stored at 2-30°C for up to 24 hours
  6. Close lid of the sample kit securely. Transport and store the Cobas PCR Media tube containing the stabilized urine specimen at 2-30°C.
  7. Label container with patient’s legal name, date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.

Specimen Retention Time

30 days

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Batched Daily

 

STAT Available 24/7

Maximum Laboratory Time

48 hours

Reference Values

Not detected

Performing Laboratory

Logan Health Medical Center Laboratory

Test Classification and CPT Coding

Test Classification:
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Logan Health Medical Center, Kalispell, MT. Use of this test for specimen source of ThinPrep® PAP media has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

CPT Code:

87491