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Test Code AEPCR Anaplasma and Ehrlicia PCR

Additional Information

This test includes the detction of Ehrlichia and Anaplasma, previously known as Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (HGE)

Collection Container

Lavender (EDTA)

Specimen Required

Whole blood

Specimen Volume

4 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

1 mL

Transport Temperature

Room Temperature, refrigerated or frozen

Specimen Stability

4°C up to 5 days, -20°C: 6 weeks

Reasons for Rejection

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

Methodology

Real-time PCR with Thermal Melt analysis

Reference Ranges

Not detected

CPT Code

87798

EMR Interface Order Code

69582