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S50460: Ehrlichia chaffeensis DNA, Real-Time PCR [23100] Print View
Ehrlichia Chaffeensis DNA PCR   Not Detected   

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 0.7 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Tick, Live   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  CSF 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(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 organism. A negative PCR result indicates the absence of Ehrlichia Chaffeenis 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
METHODOLOGY: Real-Time PCR Reject Criteria: Hemolysis, frozen whole blood, heparin whole blood






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