Also known as
MONOCYTIC EHRLICHIOSIS, CHAFFEENSIS, HMEM, 9137035, F485
Test Contains (LOINC)
Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibody IgM (48850-2)
Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Minimal Sample Volume
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a Standard Transport Tube. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
Client Transport Temperature
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
Expected Turn Around
2 – 6 Days
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Testing on 6/29/10 ael