82100:CHLAMYDIA DIRECT ANTIGEN DETECTION BY DFA

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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.