EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS IgG, IgM ANTIBODIES

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
IgG:   <1:64  
IgM:   <1:20  

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeECGMP
CPT-4 Code (s)
86666 x 2
LOINC Codes
IgG   47405-6  
IgM   48850-2  
Interpretation   50612-1  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory