EHRLICHIA AND ANAPLASMA SPECIES BY REAL-TIME PCR

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA and send 1.0 mL whole blood (0.6 mL minimum) refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria
Heparinized specimens

Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeEASRT
CPT-4 Code (s)
87798
LOINC Codes
Anaplama phagocytophilum by PCR:   30039-2  
Ehrlichia chaffeensis by PCR:   27994-3  
Ehrlichia ewingii/canis by PCR:   48865-0  
Ehrlichia muris-like by PCR:   48866-8  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory