Test Overview
Test Methodology

Direct Fluorescent Antibody (DFA)

Test Usage

The chlamydia DFA test detects the presence of the infectious elementary body.

Reference Range *

Not detected.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
SLM
Synonyms
  • Lymphogranuloma Venerum DFA
  • Trachoma
  • LGV DFA
  • CDFA
  • C. trachomatis MicroTrak
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Quest Valencia 4966
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect nasopharyngeal or eye specimen using aerobic swab. Refrigerate. Note specimen source and collection date and time on requisition.

Alternate Specimen
Methanol fixed slides are acceptable. [6/09]
Normal Volume
1 swab
Minimum Volume
1 swab
Additional Information

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.

Billing
CPT Code
87270
Fee Code
32262
LOINC
6355-2
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