Direct Fluorescent Antibody (DFA)
The chlamydia DFA test detects the presence of the infectious elementary body.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
2 - 4 days
- Lymphogranuloma Venerum DFA
- LGV DFA
- C. trachomatis MicroTrak
Collect nasopharyngeal or eye specimen using aerobic swab. Refrigerate. Note specimen source and collection date and time on requisition.
The recommended assay for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in male or female urogenital (urethral or endocervical) or urine specimens is Chlamydia trachomatis DNA by PCR. Test sent to Quest Valencia.