Tick-Borne Disease Panel by PCR, Blood
2008670
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
TICKPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
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
 
 
Available Separately Components Reference Interval
Yes (2008665) Babesia Species by PCR Refer to report
Yes (2007862) Ehrlichia and Anaplasma Species by Real-​Time PCR Refer to report
Interpretive Data
Refer to individual components.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87798 x6
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
2008666Babesia species by PCR
2008668Babesia microti 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, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
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