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25127 Anaplasma Ehrlichia, Nucleic Acid Test

Anaplasma Ehrlichia, Nucleic Acid Test
Test Code: ANENAT
Synonyms/Keywords
​Ehrlichia Molecular Detection, NAT, Anaplasma phagocytophila
Useful For

​Useful for evaluating patients suspected of anaplasmosis or ehrlichiosis.

This assay should not be used for screening asymptomatic individuals, and should only be used to test patients with signs and symptoms of ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis.

Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Whole Blood EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT)​ 2.0 mL​ 1.0 mL​ 1.0 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions

​Send whole blood refrigerated.

Draw a separate tube for this test; can be combined with Babesia Nucleic Acid Test in same tube.

Sample cannot be entered for another test under conditions where cross contamination may occur.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Whole Blood Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Rejection Criteria
Anticoagulants other than EDTA
Kept at Room Temperature
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield Monday, Wednesday and Friday​
6-8 hours*
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization  ​
*Testing performed once/day.
Sample must be received in the lab by 0400 to be tested same day. ​ ​ ​ ​
Test Information

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Marshfield Labs.  It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.  This test is used for clinical purposes.  It should not be regarded as investigational or for research.

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield Negative​
Interpretation
​Negative results indicate absence of detectable DNA. but it does not exclude the presence of the organism or active/recent disease. Positive results indicate presence of specific DNA from an Ehrlichia species or Anaplasma phagocytophilum and supports the diagnosis of ehrlichiosis. 
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87798 ​2
Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Marshfield Labs.  It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.  This test is used for clinical purposes.  It should not be regarded as investigational or for research.

Synonyms/Keywords
​Ehrlichia Molecular Detection, NAT, Anaplasma phagocytophila
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Anaplasma Ehrlichia, NAT
​Cerner ​Anaplasma Ehrlichia, Nucleic Acid Test
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Whole Blood EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT)​ 2.0 mL​ 1.0 mL​ 1.0 mL​
Collection Processing

​Send whole blood refrigerated.

Draw a separate tube for this test; can be combined with Babesia Nucleic Acid Test in same tube.

Sample cannot be entered for another test under conditions where cross contamination may occur.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Whole Blood Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Rejection Criteria
Anticoagulants other than EDTA
Kept at Room Temperature
Useful For

​Useful for evaluating patients suspected of anaplasmosis or ehrlichiosis.

This assay should not be used for screening asymptomatic individuals, and should only be used to test patients with signs and symptoms of ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis.

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield Negative​
Interpretation
​Negative results indicate absence of detectable DNA. but it does not exclude the presence of the organism or active/recent disease. Positive results indicate presence of specific DNA from an Ehrlichia species or Anaplasma phagocytophilum and supports the diagnosis of ehrlichiosis. 
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield Monday, Wednesday and Friday​
6-8 hours*
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization  ​
*Testing performed once/day.
Sample must be received in the lab by 0400 to be tested same day. ​ ​ ​ ​
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87798 ​2
Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Marshfield Labs.  It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.  This test is used for clinical purposes.  It should not be regarded as investigational or for research.

For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.