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Test

Code
F485
Name
EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS ANTIBODY IGM BY IFA
Description
Also known as
MONOCYTIC EHRLICHIOSIS, CHAFFEENSIS, HMEM, 9137035, F485
Orderable Code
F485
Test Contains (LOINC)
Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibody IgM (48850-2)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Sample Type
Serum
Preferred Container
Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Sample Volume
1.0 mL
Minimal Sample Volume
0.1 mL
Handling Instructions
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
Refrigerated
Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Unsuitable Specimen
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
TESTING
Frequency
Tuesday, Friday
Expected Turn Around
2 – 6 Days
Responsible Dept
Reference Lab
Referral Lab
ARUP
Referral Lab Code
0051003
CPT
86666
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Notes
Testing on 6/29/10 ael