Specimen: Submit Cervical swab / High Vaginal swab in females OR Urethral swab in Amie’s charcoal medium. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 2 hrs
Usage: Chlamydia are obligate intracellular bacteria which cause a variety of infections but most notable are the urogenital infections. These maybe transmitted sexually or neonatally. Genital infections are mostly caused by C. trachomatis serovars D-K of which D, E & F are involved most often leading to cervicitis, salpingitis, endometritis, infertility & PID in females and urethritis, proctitis & epididymitis in males.
Disease: Diseases of Reproductive system
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required