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Test ID BLOD1677 EHRLICHIA/ANAPLASMA AND BABESIA SPECIES, NUCLEIC ACID DETECTION

AKA

Ehrlichia/Anaplasma PCR, Babesia PCR

Specimen Type/Requirements

Lavender EDTA Whole Blood (Heparinized blood will be rejected as it can inhibit the PCR)

Stability/Transport

Room Temperature NA
Refridgerate 7 days
Frozen 1 year

 

Specimen Volume

Preferred Volume 1 mL
Minimum Volume 500 uL

 

Methodology

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Performed Test Frequency

Monday-Friday

Performing Lab

Amber Valley, Infectious Diseases Lab

CPT

87798