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Test ID BLOD1233 Ehrlichia/Anaplasma, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Useful For

Evaluating patients suspected of acute anaplasmosis or ehrlichiosis

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

Anticoagulants other than EDTA

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated 7 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87798 x 4

Reporting Name

Ehrlichia/Anaplasma PCR, B

Reference Values

Negative

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Forms

For all ordering locations except for Eau Claire.

 

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-General Request (T239)

-Microbiology Test Request (T244)

Secondary ID

84319
Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
13235 Anaplasma Phagocytophilum
13236 Ehrlichia Chaffeensis
13237 Ehrlichia Ewingii/Canis
13238 Ehrlichia Muris Eauclairensis