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MPHL : Chlamydia

Chlamydia Laboratory
Laboratory Scientist Supervisor: 
Kenneth Okogi (
Laboratory Scientist Lead:

For Technical Inquires call the laboratory at
443-681-3832 or 3825 or Email us at
This email account is limited to technical questions regarding Chlamydia testing.  All communications with Protected Patient Health Information must be secured in accordance to HIPAA regulations (45 CFR parts 160,162 and 164).  All patient information such as name, home address and test result must not be included in any part of the email (subject line & body attachment) to ensure HIPAA compliance
Fiscal Year 2015 Reminder
For local health departments (who are pre-approved) and would like to establish an MOU/PO, please contact our DHMH Lab Fiscal Officer, Mr. Ken Keys by e-mail at DIRECTLY. For Fiscal Year 2015 (July 2014-June 2015), the  CT/GC NAAT cost reimbursable rate for reagents and supplies is $14.00/test
CT/GC NAATSpecimen Submission Guidelines
Specimen Collection Reminders:
Check the expiration date of the BD ProbeTecTM Qx female and male collection kit before collection. Specimen MUST be collected and tested by the expiration date on the collection tube for the specimen to be acceptable for testing.
Urine First Void (UFV) specimen MUST be processed within 7 days of collection. It must reach the laboratory registration area by no later than the 6th day (except Friday) to be tested within the 7 day allowance. Specimens received on Friday will not be tested until Monday (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday.)
2015 Chlamydia/GC NAAT Updates