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Tick Borne Disease Panel by PCR, Blood

Mnemonic:    [Tick Borne Disease Panel by PCR, Blood]
Name:    Tick Borne Disease Panel by PCR, Blood
Specimen:    Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).
Minimum Spec:    1.0mL
Neonatal Spec:    0.6mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2008670
Reference Range:    Anaplasma Phagocytophilum by PCR: Not Detected
 Erlichia chaggeensis by PCR: Not Detected
  Ehrlichia ewingii/canis by PC: Not Detected
  Ehrlichia muris-like PCR: Not Detected
 Babesia Species by PCR: Not Detected
 Babesia microti by PCR: Not Detected
Critical Range:    Organisms detected by PCR are reportable to Maine CDC
  Method:    Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Note:    Preferred panel for diagnosing possible tick-borne disease (ie, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, or Babesiosis) during the acute phase of the disease.
This Profile does not include Lyme Testing - Lyme should be considered in all suspected cases of Tick Borne Disease
Processing Info:    Heparinized samples not acceptable