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Ehrlichia Serology - IFA
Test Code: VEHIFA
Synonyms/Keywords
Ehrlichia canis Ab Serology, IFA
Species
Canine
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
​Serum ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​0.5 mL ​0.2 mL
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​Refrigerate ​5 days
​Frozen ​>5 days
Rejection Criteria
Gross Hemolysis. Slight or moderate hemolysis is ok.
​Gross Lipemia. Slight or moderate lipemia is ok.
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Marshfield Center Laboratory Section
Test Information
Samples testing positive on initial screen will be further titered on Mondays and Thursdays.
Reference Intervals
See Rerport
Synonyms/Keywords
Ehrlichia canis Ab Serology, IFA
Species
Canine
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
​Serum ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​0.5 mL ​0.2 mL
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​Refrigerate ​5 days
​Frozen ​>5 days
Rejection Criteria
Gross Hemolysis. Slight or moderate hemolysis is ok.
​Gross Lipemia. Slight or moderate lipemia is ok.
Test Information
Samples testing positive on initial screen will be further titered on Mondays and Thursdays.
Reference Intervals
See Rerport
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Laboratory Section
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.