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Test Code RapidChlmPCR Rapid Resp Chlamydia pneumo PCR Qual

Important Note

This test is for Chlamydophila pneumoniae only. For full panel, refer to RapidPnl PCR.

Biohazard Infectious

Clinical System Name

Rapid Resp Chlamydia pneumo PCR Qual


Chlamydia pneumoniae

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Nasal MT Swab, Nasopharyngeal Swab, Nasal Wash

Container(s): Universal Transport Media for NP/MT Swab, Sterile Container for Nasal Wash

Preferred Vol: N/A

Minimum Vol: N/A


Note: Tracheal aspirates, sputum, pleural fluid, and lung aspirate are acceptable specimens though their performance characteristics are still being determined.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Specimen Type, Age of Specimen

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Storage location: Core or Microbiology Fridge


SCH: Samples should be given to Core Lab.


Regional Clinics: Samples should be given to Regional Clinic Lab.


Non-Children's Hospital Off-site collection: Refrigerate at 4°C for transport. 


Specimen Type Temperature Time
NP/MT Swab in UTM


≤ 4 h
NP/MT Swab in UTM

2-8 C

≤ 3 d
NP/MT Swab in UTM

-20 C or -70 C

≤ 30 d



Specimen Type Temperature Time
Nasal Wash


≤ 2 h
Nasal Wash

2-8 C

≤ 24 h

-20 C or -70 C


Availability at SCH

STAT Performed TAT
N 24/7 2 h

Availability at Regional Clinics

STAT Performed TAT
N During Clinic Hours*

2 h


*Regional Clinics: Samples received after 10pm weekdays and 8pm weekends/holidays will be sent to SCH Core Lab for testing.

Performing Laboratories

SCH Core Lab

Regional Labs


Department: Core Chemistry and Regional Laboratories

Phone Number: 206-987-2617 (Client Services)


Method: Molecular method by Film Array

Analytical Volume: 0.3 mL

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