EHRLICHIA/ANAPLASMA PCR

LAB3946

Collect

Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.6 mL)

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week

Notes

This test detects and speciates Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Ehrlichia chaffeensis; E. ewingii/E. canis; E. muris-like. The nucleic acid detected from E. ewingii and E. canis cannot be differentiated by this test. A result of "Detected" for E. ewingii/canis indicates the presence of either of these two organisms in the specimen.

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Reported

1-3 days

Synonyms

  • Ehrlichia chaffeensis
  • E. canis
  • E. muris-like; E. ewingii
  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  • LAB3946
  • EHR ANAPCR

Ordering Recommendations

Preferred panel for diagnosing possible tick-borne disease (ie, Anaplasmosis or Ehrlichiosis) during the acute phase of the disease.

Interpretive Data

A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.

CPT Codes

87798 x4
Collection

LAB3946

Collect

Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.6 mL)

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week

Notes

This test detects and speciates Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Ehrlichia chaffeensis; E. ewingii/E. canis; E. muris-like. The nucleic acid detected from E. ewingii and E. canis cannot be differentiated by this test. A result of "Detected" for E. ewingii/canis indicates the presence of either of these two organisms in the specimen.
Ordering

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Reported

1-3 days

Synonyms

  • Ehrlichia chaffeensis
  • E. canis
  • E. muris-like; E. ewingii
  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  • LAB3946
  • EHR ANAPCR

Ordering Recommendations

Preferred panel for diagnosing possible tick-borne disease (ie, Anaplasmosis or Ehrlichiosis) during the acute phase of the disease.
Result Interpretation

Interpretive Data

A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.

Administrative

CPT Codes

87798 x4

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