ANAPLASMA PHAGOCYTOPHILUM DNA, QUALITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender top tube. Send 0.7 mL whole blood (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: ACD (yellow top) tube. One tick: (in 70% ethanol) in a sterile, plastic screw-cap container.

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis
Whole blood received frozen
Heparinized whole blood

Methodology
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Stability
Whole blood: Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Tick: Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeAPHAG
CPT-4 Code (s)
87798
LOINC Codes
30039-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory