Chlamydia Testing

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Synonym/Acronym:

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Rationale

To diagnose some of the more common chlamydia infections such as community-acquired pneumonia transmitted by Chlamydophila pneumoniae and chlamydia disease that is sexually transmitted by Chlamydia trachomatis.

Patient Preparation

There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings

Method: Transcription-Mediated Amplification [TMA]Negative
Method: Viral Culture with Monoclonal Antibody DetectionNot isolated
Method: Enzyme Immunofluorescent (EIF) Assay
IgGIgM
Chlamydia trachomatis, C. pneumoniae, C. psittaciChlamydia trachomatis, C. pneumoniae, C. psittaci
Less than 1:64Less than 1:10

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

Specific infectious organisms are required to be reported to local, state, and national departments of health. Lists of specific organisms may vary among facilities. State health departments provide information regarding reportable diseases, which can be accessed at each state health department Web site. The CDC provides information regarding national notifiable diseases at https://ndc.services.cdc.gov /search-results-year/.

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Synonym/Acronym:

N/A

Rationale

To diagnose some of the more common chlamydia infections such as community-acquired pneumonia transmitted by Chlamydophila pneumoniae and chlamydia disease that is sexually transmitted by Chlamydia trachomatis.

Patient Preparation

There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings

Method: Transcription-Mediated Amplification [TMA]Negative
Method: Viral Culture with Monoclonal Antibody DetectionNot isolated
Method: Enzyme Immunofluorescent (EIF) Assay
IgGIgM
Chlamydia trachomatis, C. pneumoniae, C. psittaciChlamydia trachomatis, C. pneumoniae, C. psittaci
Less than 1:64Less than 1:10

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

Specific infectious organisms are required to be reported to local, state, and national departments of health. Lists of specific organisms may vary among facilities. State health departments provide information regarding reportable diseases, which can be accessed at each state health department Web site. The CDC provides information regarding national notifiable diseases at https://ndc.services.cdc.gov /search-results-year/.

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