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Chlamydia, Eye* 

SIM

20163 

CPT

87491 

Synonyms

Chlamydia trachomatis eye; C. Trachomatis eye; Chlamydia eye probe; Chlamydia DNA eye; Chlamydia Conjunctiva

Specimen Type

Eye only 

Container

APTIMA® unisex swab specimen transport tube

Collection Instructions

Remove pus or discharge from eye. Do not use the white shafted swab in the pkg; discard this swab. Using the blue-shafted swab, labeled ‘unisex collection swab’, thoroughly swab the lower then the upper conjunctiva 2-3 times. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the specimen collection swab into the transport tube. Carefully break the swab shaft at the scoreline; use care to avoid splashing. Recap the swab specimen transport tube tightly.

Volume

1 APTIMA® unisex swab specimen transport tube with blue shaft swab

Additional Information

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Transport Requirements

Room Temp or Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 30 days;  Refrigerate: 30 days 

Rejection Criteria

Inappropriate specimen collection; Collected in expired transport; Leaking specimen; Unlabeled specimen; Improperly labeled specimen; White shaft swab; Gen-Probe swabs; Non-eye specimens; Non-APTIMA® swabs

Reference Range

Negative

CriticalValue

 

Test Includes

Chlamydia trachomatis 

Methodology

Nucleic acid amplification 

TestingFrequency

 

LCA

188080 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride 

Reviewed Date

2/9/2018

Supplemental

*  Denotes Reference Lab test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 09, 2018

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