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

Reporting Name

Ehrlichia/Anaplasma PCR, B

Useful For

Evaluating patients suspected of acute anaplasmosis or ehrlichiosis

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

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.

CPT Code Information

87798 x 4

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

Anticoagulants other than EDTA

Method Name

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

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