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CHLAMYDIA, GENERAL INFORMATION

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Collection Instructions For a description of specimen collection guidelines for the nucleic acid amplification test for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis see "Chlamydia trachomatis, nucleic acid amplification testing."

For Chlamydia Antibodies see "Chlamydia Serology (LGV, Psittacosis,TWAR)."

For Chlamydia Culture see "Chlamydia Culture."
Additional information Urogenital (female endocervical, male urethral and first 15-20 mL urine stream), rectal and pharyngeal specimens for C. trachomatis are regularly processed by a sensitive and specific nucleic acid amplification test. This testing is performed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. C. trachomatis from the eye, nasopharynx, bubo or genital tract (endometrium, fallopian tubes) is detected by culture. C. psittaci and C. pneumoniae can be detected by serology or by culture.

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