Chlamydia/Chlamydophila Antibody Panel 3 (IgG, IgA, IgM)

Message
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Test Code
CHLMAB


CPT Codes
86631 (x6), 86632 (x3)

Includes
Chlamydia trachomatis (IgG, IgM, IgA)
Chlamydophila pneumoniae (IgG, IgM, IgA)
Chlamydophila psittaci (IgG, IgM, IgA)


Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum


Minimum Volume
0.1 mL


Instructions
Do not reject refrigerated or frozen specimens


Transport Temperature
Room temperature


Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Grossly icteric


Methodology
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat; Report available: Next day


Reference Range
C. trachomatis Ab (IgG) <1:64
C. trachomatis Ab (IgA) <1:16
C. trachomatis Ab (IgM) <1:10
   
C. pneumoniae Ab (IgG) <1:64
C. pneumoniae Ab (IgA) <1:16
C. pneumoniae Ab (IgM) <1:10
   
C. psittaci Ab (IgG) <1:64
C. psittaci Ab (IgA) <1:16
C. psittaci Ab (IgM) <1:10


Clinical Significance
Chlamydia/Chlamydophila species include C. pneumoniae, C. psittaci, and C. trachomatis. Each may cause pneumonia and other overlapping medical conditions.


Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153


Last Updated: November 29, 2021


The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.