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Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibodies (IgG, IgM)

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous Test

Synonyms

E chaffeensis Ab
E. chaffeensis Ab
HME (human monocytic ehrlichosis)
human monocytic ehrlichosis

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

 

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Allow specimen to clot at room temperature. Separate serum from cells as soon as possible.

Deliver sample to CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

7 d

  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen 30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Drawn daily; set up M - Sa at Quest

 

3 - 6 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

 

Department

Department:  

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

 

 

Reference Range

 

 

IgG

IgM

E. chaffeensis Ab

< 1:64

< 1:20

 

Methodology

Method: Indirect Fluorescence Assay

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86666 x 2

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibodies (IgG, IgM)

Reference Test Number:

8524N

Instructions: Send out Mon - Fri with the Quest courier.