Ehrlichia and Anaplasma Species by PCR


Abbrev Code:EHANA   
Order Code:LAB6550Order Name:Ehrlichia Anaplasma Sp by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CPT Codes: 87798 x4
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-3 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



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


Interpretive

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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