Ehrlichia and Anaplasma Species by Real-Time PCR
2007862
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
EHR ANAPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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
Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.

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Note
This test detects and speciates Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Ehrlichia chaffeensis; E. ewingii/E. canis; E. muris-like. The nucleic acid detected from E. ewingii and E. canis cannot be differentiated by this test. A result of "Detected" for E. ewingii/canis indicates the presence of either of these two organisms in the specimen.
CPT Code(s)
87798 x4
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2007863Anaplasma phagocytophilum by PCR
2007865Ehrlichia chaffeensis by PCR
2007867Ehrlichia ewingii/canis by PCR
2007869Ehrlichia muris-like by PCR
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  • E. canis
  • E. muris-like; E. ewingii
  • Ehrlichia chaffeensis