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Test Code EHRC Ehrlichia chaffeensis (HME) Antibody, IgG, Serum

Reporting Name

Ehrlichia Chaffeensis (HME) Ab, IgG

Useful For

As an adjunct in the diagnosis of ehrlichiosis

 

Seroepidemiological surveys of the prevalence of the infection in certain populations

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

<1:64

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

86666

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
EHRC Ehrlichia Chaffeensis (HME) Ab, IgG 47405-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
81478 Ehrlichia Chaffeensis (HME) Ab, IgG 47405-6

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis

Reject

Gross lipemia

Reject

Gross icterus

Reject

Other

Heat-inactivated specimen

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Testing Algorithm

See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.