Chlamydophila pneumoniae, DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR – This test is used to determine the presence of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in a patient’s specimen. Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to detection by immunological methods. PCR provides more rapid results than other methods, including culture.
Analytical Time: 1-5 Days
Collection Instructions: Other acceptable specimens: 2.0 (1.0) mL Bronchical Lavage; 2.0 (1.0) mL CSF or Body Fluid; 0.2 (0.1) g Tissue, frozen or paraffin block. submit sputum, bronchial lavage or body fluid on cold pack or frozen. submit CSF and tissue on dry ice. submit within 24h
Minimum Volume: 3 (1) mL
Stability: Refrigerated – 48 Hour(s), Frozen – 2 Month(s)