2 - 5 days
Lymphogranuloma venerum Culture
Culture, Chlamydia trachomatis
CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS CULTURE
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Culture for Chlamydia trachomatis.
Confirmation of the diagnosis of chlamydial infection. Chlamydia culture is used for detecting low levels of Chlamydia organisms present in suspected sexual abuse. If active Chlamydia infection is suspected, request the Chlamydia trachomatis DNA by PCR assay.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Specimens should be collected early in the acute phase of infection. Obtain epithelial cells from infected site (e.g., insert and rotate a cotton, dacron or rayon tipped swab 2-4 cm into the male urethra or 1-1.5 cm into the female endocervical canal; do not use Calgiswab or swab with wooden shaft). Put swab into M4-RT transport medium, cutting or breaking the shaft to fit the tube. Tightly cap the vial, place in a plastic bag and refrigerate; do not freeze. Indicate culture site on request form. Acceptable culture sites include endocervix, endourethral, conjunctiva, rectal, peritoneal, nasopharyngeal, and throat. Urine is not an acceptable specimen for Chlamydia culture.