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Ehrlichia chaffeensis IgM Ab

Mnemonic:    [E CHAF IGM]
Name:    Ehrlichia chaffeensis IgM Ab
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Please mark sample if known whether it is "acute" or "convalescent".
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Neonatal Spec:    0.15 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0051003
Note:    Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days of the acute sample. Parallel testing is preferred.