Ehrlichia chaffeensis, DNA PCR

CPT: 87798
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • Human Monocytic Ehrlichia (HME) by PCR

Use

This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME) caused by Ehrlichia chaffeensis.

Methodology

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Whole blood

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Container

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD) tube

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

7 days

Refrigerated

7 days

Frozen

Unstable

Freeze/thaw cycles

Unstable

Causes for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138168 Ehrlichia chaffeensis PCR 27994-3 139618 Ehrlichia chaffeensis PCR 27994-3

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