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Chlamydia culture
Lab code: CTRC
 
Test Synonyms:
Chlamydia trachomatis culture
  NOTE: This test is performed at an external reference lab.
Lab:
Microbiology
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
Microbiology
Dacron or rayon swabs/cytobrushes in tubes with transport medium may be obtained from laboratory. Use Chlamydia transport medium for all specimen types. Place specimen ON ICE and send to lab STAT.
Result Time:
Variable   Cost: $$$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
Test performed by reference laboratory. Cost of test varies according to reference laboratory used. Test required for medical, legal cases (e.g., sexual abuse).