Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Chlamydia Nucleic Acid Amplification Test

Test Name: Chlamydia Nucleic Acid Amplification Test
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: - Cervix Swab
- Pharyngeal/throat swab
- Rectal swab
- Urine
- Vaginal swab
Collection Information: Please review the Public Health Ontario Laboratory Services Test Information Index for specimen collection instructions:

Swabs and Urine -
https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/laboratory-services/test-information-index/chlamydia-trachomatis-naat-swabs

Flocked Swab approved for cervix collections.

Woven Swab approved for vaginal, pharyngeal/throat and rectal collections.

Note: Same specimen is tested for Neisseria gonorrhoeae NAAT
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred weekdays to Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
3 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2021-12-16
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAAT)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Samples must be stored at room temperature or refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
NGCAD
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul