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11353: Ehrlichia chaffeensis DNA, Real-Time PCR Print View
E. chaffeensis DNA, PCR RT PCR     

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 0.7 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Tick in 70% ethanol   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  CSF 1 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 0.7 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  

Ehrlichia chaffeensis DNA PCR is a highly sensitive method to detect the presence of Ehrlichia chaffeensis DNA in clinical specimens. The diagnosis of Ehrlichia chaffeensis infection should not rely solely upon the result of PCR assay. A positive result should be considered in conjunction with clinical presentation and additional established clinical tests. Moreover, this assay cannot differentiate between viable and nonviable organisms. A negative PCR result indicates the absence of Ehrlichia chaffeensis DNA at detectable levels in the sample tested and does not exclude the diagnosis of disease.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87798

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Hemolysis; heparin whole blood Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction






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