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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

Specimen Volume

3 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL

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

Days and Times Performed

Tuesdays & Fridays

Turnaround Time

5 days

Reference Ranges

Not detected

CPT Code

87798

EMR Interface Order Code

69352