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Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies

Alias: CT, Chlamydia

Discipline: Virology

Test information: This test is not useful for the diagnosis of symptomatic genital infections but may assist in the diagnosis of tubal factor infertility.

Availability: Referred to Severn Pathology North Bristol NHS Trust: Monday - Friday during routine hours: 08:45 - 17:15.

Turnaround Time: 10 Days upon receipt at Severn Pathology North Bristol NHS Trust

Specimen Type(s)
  • Clotted blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
  • Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
  • Minimum-clotting time 30 minutes.
  • Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.
  • Outside of normal hours, samples should be refrigerated (2 °C to 8 °C).
  • Infertility testing in female patients only.
  • In patients with suspected pelvic inflammatory disease or lymphogranuloma venereum where molecular diagnosis is not possible, complement fixation testing remains available.
  • If current Chlamydia trachomatis infection is suspected please send an Aptima specimen.
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Results: Negative / Positive
Positive results correlate to 1:512 titres.
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 02-06-2023