Ehrlichia and Anaplasma Species by PCR

Sunquest Code:EHANA  
Epic Code:LAB6550Epic Name:Ehrlichia Anaplasma Sp by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-3 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Serum, plasma or heparinized specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:24 hours at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2007862


Reference Range:By report.
Use:This test detects speciates Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Ehrlichis chaffeenss; 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.

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