Chlamydia Serology

This test is referred to another lab outside our network
This does not affect where samples are sent and where your results are issued.
Sample sent to PHE Colindale STBRU referral laboratory for Chlamydia / Chlamydophila serology testing. This test is not useful for the diagnosis of symptomatic genital infections but may assist in the diagnoses of atypical pneumonias or reactive arthritides. Please discuss with the laboratory and provide full clinical details. Acute and convalescent serology are required. This assay is available routinely Mon to Fri.
Clinical details: 
Chlamydia and Chlamydophila sp cause a diverse range of infections in Humans; Chlamydophila (formerly Chlamydia) pneumoniae and less often Chlamydophila (formerly Chlamydia) psittaci are recognised causes of atypical pneumonia. Acute and convalescent serology may be helpful in determining the aetiology of a reactive arthritis or an atypical pneumonia.
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Sample type and Volume required: 
2.5 – 5ml Yellow Top Serum Separation Tube (SST) Clotted Blood (for serum).
Turnaround time: 
14 working days
Special sample instructions: 

Provide full clinical details.

Storage and transport: 
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). To prevent sample haemolysis please store samples in refrigerator if a delay in sending samples to CSR is unavoidable.
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730

For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 04/12/2017