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Test Code NETICK Northeast Tick PCR Panel (Anaplasma Ehrlichia and Babesia)

Important Note

Sample cannot be shared with other tests.

Collection Container

Lavender (EDTA)

Specimen Required

Whole Blood

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated or frozen

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated up to 7 days, frozen up to 7 days

Reasons for Rejection

Excessive delay in transport, shared specimen; wrong tube, mislabeled specimens, insufficient quantity

Methodology

Molecular detection of Anaplasma, Ehrlichia and Babesia using real-time PCR with Thermal Melt analysis

Reference Ranges

Not detected

Turnaround Time

5 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesdays & Fridays

Additional Information

TEST INCLUDES:  QUALITATIVE PCR DETECTION OF ANAPLASMA PHAGOCYTOPHILA (HUMAN GRANULOCYTIC EHRLICHIOSIS) AND BABESIA MICROTI

CPT Code

87798

Specimen Volume

3mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5mL