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

Reporting Name

Ehrlichia Chaffeensis (HME) Ab, IgG

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Useful For

As an adjunct in the diagnosis of ehrlichiosis

 

Seroepidemiological surveys of the prevalence of the infection in certain populations

Testing Algorithm

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

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject
Other Heat-inactivated specimen

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

Forms

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