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.
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 PCR Refer to report
Yes (2007862) Ehrlichia and Anaplasma Species by PCR Refer to report

Interpretive Data

Refer to individual components.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798 x2

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2007863 Anaplasma phagocytophilum by PCR 30039-2
2007865 Ehrlichia chaffeensis by PCR 27994-3
2007867 Ehrlichia ewingii/canis by PCR 48865-0
2007869 Ehrlichia muris-like by PCR 48866-8
2008666 Babesia species by PCR 88233-2
2008668 Babesia microti by PCR 21089-8
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Aliases
Tick-Borne Disease Panel by PCR, Blood