Also known as: U924, EHRLICHIOSIS, ANAPLASMOSIS, EHRLICHIA, ANAPLASMA, TICK-BORNE ANAPLASMA/EHRLICHIA, EHRLPCR
Test Contains (LOINC): A. phagocytophilum (30039-2) Ehrlichia ewingii (48865-0) Ehrlichia chaffeensis (27994-3) Specimen (no LOINC)
Preferred Container: EDTA (Lavender Top) Tube
Minimal Sample Volume: 1.0 mL minimum, does not allow for repeat testing
Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Client Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 3 Days; Refrigerated: 2 Weeks; Frozen: 1 Month
Unsuitable Specimen: Heparinized specimens.
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Expected Turn Around: 3 – 5 Days
Responsible Dept: Reference Lab
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Ordering Recommendation: For detection and differentiation of causative agents of Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis in peripheral blood during the acute phase of illness.
Compliance Statement: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Sonic Reference Laboratory (SRL). It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This test is used for clinical purposes and should not be regarded as investigational or for research. SRL is qualified to perform high complexity testing under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).