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Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species by Real-Time PCR, Blood

Mnemonic:    [Eh/Ana PCR]
Name:    Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species by Real-Time PCR, Blood
Specimen:    1 mL whole blood from a Lavender top tube. Do NOT centrifuge

Unacceptable samples: Green tops (heparin)
Minimum Spec:    0.6 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2007862
  Method:    Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Note:    Test includes PCR for:
--Anaplasma phagocytophilum
--Ehrlichia chaffeensis
--Ehrlichia ewingii/canis
--Ehrlichia muris-like