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Test ID BLOD1372 Ehrlichia Antibody Panel, Serum

Useful For

As an adjunct in the diagnosis of infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum or Ehrlichia chaffeensis

 

Seroepidemiological surveys of the prevalence of the infection in certain populations

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross reject

Other

Heat-inactivated specimen

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86666 x 2

Reporting Name

Ehrlichia Ab Panel

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
ANAP Anaplasma phagocytophilum Ab, IgG,S Yes Yes
EHRC Ehrlichia Chaffeensis (HME) Ab, IgG Yes Yes

Reference Values

ANAPLASMA PHAGOCYTOPHILUM

<1:64

Reference values apply to all ages.

 

EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS

<1:64

Reference values apply to all ages.

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were 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.

Testing Algorithm

See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
17299 Anaplasma Phagocytophilum AB, IgG, S 
17298 Ehrlichia Chaffeensis (HME) AB, IgG