Chlamydia pneumonia DNA PCR
Aid in the diagnosis of Chlamydia (Chlamydophila) pneumoniae infection
Throat or nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, bronchial washings or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), or NP wash/aspirate
One swab (in universal transport media) or 1 mL bronchial washings, BAL, or NP wash/aspirate
One swab (in universal transport media) or 0.2 mL bronchial washings, BAL, or NP wash/aspirate
Universal transport media (swab) or sterile container (bronchial wash/aspirate, BAL, NP wash/aspirate)
Swab, bronchial wash, or BAL is stable at room temperature, refrigerated, or frozen for seven days.
Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube