Ehrlichia and Anaplasma Species PCR
Label Mnemonic: EHRANAPCR
Epic Lab Code: LAB8387
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL whole blood
Abslute Minimum: 0.6 mL whole blood
Rejection Criteria:
Heparinized specimens.
Turn Around Time:
1-3 days upon receipt from reference laboratory
Interpretive Data:
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.
Comments:
This test detects and speciates Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Ehrlichia chaffeensis; 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.
Methodology:
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
CPT Code:
87798 x4