Chlamydia pneumoniae, IgG, IgM, IgA
This test employs immunofluorescence to detect IgM, IgG, and IgA antibodies to Chlamydia pneumoniae in human serum. C pneumoniae has been implicated as one of the agents of atypical pneumonia and may be responsible for as many as 10% of all hospitalized and outpatient cases of pneumonia. Additionally, it may also be responsible for sinusitis and otitis.
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Per the package insert: Samples are stable at room temperature for eight hours. After eight hours, samples should be refrigerated at 2° to 8° C for up to 48 hours. After 48 hours, freeze samples at -20° C or colder.