Chlamydia Antibodies


Test Information

Test Name

Chlamydia Antibodies

Synonyms

Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydia psittaci, Chlamydia serology, LGV; Psittacosis

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

Referral


Collection Information

Preparation

  • It is important to provide clinical details; in particular history of oversea travel
  • Samples received without relevant clinical information will not be processed.

Processing Information

Registration Code

CHAB

Notes

  • Test for C.pstittaci and pneumoniae detention is no longer available from July 2015.
  • If testing of these organisms is clinically indicated a serum sample will be forwarded to an Australian reference laboratory, after consultation with the clinical microbiology team.

Alternative Specimen

Plain tube


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

External Lab Website