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82100:CHLAMYDIA DIRECT ANTIGEN DETECTION BY DFA
Alias Names:Chlamydia Direct Stain / STD
Methodology:Direct Fluorescent Antibody (DFA)
Edit Date:4/29/2005
Performed:Sunday-Friday
Released:24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code:87299-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Swab or scraping of involved epithelial cell sites: nasopharynx, eye (conjunctiva) source, sputum, or nasal wash. Vigorous swabbing required. Do not dilute in medium. Also acceptable: Methanol-fixed slide.
Stability:Specimen stable 72 hours refrigerated. Specimen unstable ambient or frozen.
Transport:Refrigerated.
Comments:The Chlamydia DFA test detects the presence of the infectious elementary body.
Rejection Criteria:Charcoal swab; Gen-Probe specimen.
Not detected.