Chlamydia psittaci (psittacosis) antibodies

Microbiology

Notes

 Psittacosis is associated with exposure to pet birds and poultry

  • Chlamydophila psittaci was formerly known as Chlamydia psittaci
  • This test is part of the following viral screen sets:

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples normally required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Date of onset
  • Occupational history
  • Details of pet ownership, e.g. parrots

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

7 - 10 days

Positives are referred to a Regional Reference Centre, so may take longer


Page last reviewed: 22/10/2013