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E.CHAFFEENSIS DNA,RT PCR

Test Number:
  • 37556
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Whole blood
Container Type:
  • EDTA/Lavender Top
Alternative Specimen:
  • 1 tick (live or in 70% ethanol) • 1 mL CSF collected in a sterile, screw-cap container
Volume:
  • 1 mL
Collection Instructions:
Transport Temperature:
  • Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability:
  • Whole blood:
  • Room temperature: 48 hours
  • Refrigerated: 7 days
  • Frozen: Unacceptable
  • Tick and CSF:
  • Room temperature: 48 hours
  • Refrigerated: 7 days
  • Frozen: 30 days
Methodology:
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CPT Code:
  • 87798
Reject Criteria:
  • Frozen whole blood
Reference Range:
  • Not detected
Report Available:
  • 9 days

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