Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies are tested to exclude Chlamydia as a cause of female sub-fertility
  • Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies may be of value in the diagnosis of deep seated infections such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and epididymitis
  • See also:

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or epididymitis and date of onset
  • History of ectopic pregnancy
  • Sub-fertility
  • History of Chlamydia trachomatis infection

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to a Regional Reference Centre

7 - 10 days


Page last reviewed: 03/11/2014