This assay is only available as part of a panel and cannot be ordered individually.
Chlamydia pneumoniae is a gram negative, obligate intracellular bacterium which is a common cause of atypical pneumonia and other acute respiratory diseases. Chlamydia pneumoniae is a common cause of pneumonia in otherwise healthy individuals. Each year, there are approximately 500,000 cases of Chlamydia pneumonia associated pneumonia hospitalizations in the US. C. pneumoniae infection may be associated with atherosclerotic vascular disease. Possible associations with Alzheimer's disease, asthma, and reactive arthritis have been proposed.
Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above. The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor Eurofins' interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor Eurofins assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.