CHLAMYDIA SPECIES ANTIBODY PANEL, IGM

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours, and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis or lipemia

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
C. trachomatis IgM:   <1:20  
C. pneumoniae IgM:   <1:20  
C. psittaci IgM:   <1:20  

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time4 days
Test CodeCHSMA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86632 x 3
LOINC Codes
Chlamydia trachomatis IgM   6920-3  
Chlamydia pneumoniae IgM   6914-6  
Chlamydia psittaci IgM   6917-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory