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Tick-Borne Disease Panel by PCR, Blood
2008670
Ordering Recommendation

Preferred panel for diagnosing possible tick-borne disease (ie, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, or Babesiosis) during the acute phase of the disease.

Mnemonic
TICKPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA). 
Specimen Preparation
Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.6 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum, plasma, and heparinized specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week 
Reference Interval
Available Separately
Components
Reference Interval
Yes (2008665)Babesia Species by PCRRefer to report
Yes (2007862)Ehrlichia and Anaplasma Species by PCRRefer to report

Interpretive Data
Refer to individual components.

Note
Hotline History
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Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2007863Anaplasma phagocytophilum by PCR30039-2
2007865Ehrlichia chaffeensis by PCR27994-3
2007867Ehrlichia ewingii/canis by PCR48865-0
2007869Ehrlichia muris-like by PCR48866-8
2008666Babesia species by PCR88233-2
2008668Babesia microti by PCR21089-8
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