Test Details

Mnemonic

APHAG

Ordering Code

3429050

CPT-4 Code(s)

87798

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA
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Specimen Preparation

Send 0.7 mL whole blood in a screw capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Whole blood: Yellow ACD
One tick: (in 70% ethanol) in a sterile, plastic screw capped container.
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Minimum Volume

0.3 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis
Whole blood received frozen
Heparinized whole blood
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Stability

Whole blood:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Tick:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days
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Methodology

Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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