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Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgG & IgM

Mnemonic:    [Chlam G/M]
Name:    Chlamydia Antibody Panel, IgG & IgM
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0065100
  Method:    Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimen.

The panel consists of:
--C. pneumoniae IgG & IgM
--C. psittaci IgG & IgM
--C. trachomatis IgG & IgM
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent". Plasma is not acceptable.