Ordering RecommendationRecommendations when to order or not order the test. May include related or preferred tests.
Most useful to detect antibodies during acute phase of disease; recommend concurrent testing with IgG A. phagocyophilium. PCR testing is preferred; refer to Tick-Borne Disease Panel by PCR, Blood (2008670) or Ehrlichia and Anaplasma Species by PCR (2007862).
MnemonicUnique test identifier.
MethodologyProcess(es) used to perform the test.
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
PerformedDays of the week the test is performed.
ReportedExpected turnaround time for a result, beginning when ARUP has received the specimen.
New York DOH Approval StatusIndicates test has been approved by the New York State Department of Health.
This test is New York DOH approved.
Serum Separator Tube (SST).
Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Bacterially contaminated, heat inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, lipemic, or turbid specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
Reference IntervalNormal range/expected value(s) for a specific disease state. May also include abnormal ranges.
Less than 1:16 - No significant level of IgM antibodies to A. phagocytophilum detected. Greater than or equal to 1:16 - Suggestive of a current or recent infection with A. phagocytophilum.
Interpretive DataBackground information for test. May include disease information, patient result explanation, recommendations, details of testing, associated diseases, explanation of possible patient results.
CPT CodesThe American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes published in ARUP's Laboratory Test Directory are provided for informational purposes only. The codes reflect our interpretation of CPT coding requirements based upon AMA guidelines published annually. CPT codes are provided only as guidance to assist clients with billing. ARUP strongly recommends that clients confirm CPT codes with their Medicare administrative contractor, as requirements may differ. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. ARUP Laboratories assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes published.
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AliasesOther names that describe the test. Synonyms.