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Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  


Sunquest Test Code:
CHLMC      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87110.04         Geisinger Epic ID: 18864

Specimen type:
Male urethral, female urethral, cervical, genital, fallopian tube biopsy, throat, nasopharyngeal aspirates, conjunctival (eye) and rectal. Vaginal swab only on children < 13 years
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3.0 mL Body Fluid -or- Swab -or- Tissue - or - Aspirate/wash
Special notes:
Check expiration date on transport device before use. Use Dacron-tipped, plastic shafted swabs only. Do not use wood or cotton swabs. Use UTM for all specimen types. Break or bend swabs to fit inside UTM tube. Immerse biopsy in UTM. After aseptic collection of fluid, transfer 3 mL to UTM in equal volume (i.e., 3 mL fluid + 3 mL UTM). Refrigerate 2-8°C and transport refrigerated (cold packs). Please note collection date and time on all requests. Refrigerate (2-8°C) specimen/UTM collection tube immediately after collection.

Transport temperature:
Frozen -70°C.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 48 hours in UTM. Frozen:(-70°C) 30 days in UTM.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens received at room temperature. Specimen not in Universal Transport Medium (UTM). Specimen collected using wooden shafted swab. Specimen received in expired UTM transport.

Reference interval:
No Chlamydia trachomatis isolated.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Chlamydia trachomatis isolated.
CPT code(s):
87110, 87140
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Chlamydia trachomatis culture.
Centrifugation-enhanced culture with monoclonal antibody detection
Chlamydia trachomatis
Chlamdyia Culture
Quest test code 877
Clinical significance:
The Chlamydia trachomatis culture is for the qualitative detection of C. trachomatis in genital, eye, respiratory, and rectal specimens. Specimens are inoculated into tissue culture, and the presence of Chlamydia organisms is confirmed by fluorescent antibody testing.

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday - Saturday morning    
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