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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 SST or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Gel separator or SST tube

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Spin sample and aliquot serum into plastic aliquot tube. Refrigerate sample in CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood and aliquot serum into plastic aliquot tube. Transport room temperature.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

7 d

  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen -20 30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Drawn daily; set up M - Sa at Quest

2 - 4 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

 

 

IgG

IgM

E. chaffeensis Ab

< 1:64

< 1:20

 

Methodology

Method: Immunofluorescence Assay

Analytical Volume: 0.2 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86666 x 2

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Ehrlichia chaffeensis (IgG, IgM)

Reference Test Number:

34271

Instructions: Send out M - F with the Quest courier.