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17320: Anaplasma phagocytophilum DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR Print View
A.phagocytophilum 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)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 0.7 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) DNA PCR is a highly sensitive and specific method to detect the agent responsible for HGE, ehrlichia equi and ehrlichia phagocytophilia. This assay does not recognize sequences for the human ehrlichial pathogen ehrlichia chaffeensis. The diagnosis of HGE infection should be considered in conjunction with clinical presentation and additional established clinical tests. A negative PCR result indicates the absence of HGE 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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