Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibodies, IgG & IgM

Last Modified: 12/29/2017 11:17:37 AM


Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range:
E. chaffeensis IgG   <1:64   
E. chaffeensis IgM   <1:20   
Interpretation
Methodology: Immunofluorescence
Clinical Significance: Ehrlichia chaffeenis has been identified as the causative agent of Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (HME). Infected individuals produce specific antibodies to E. chaffeensis that can be detected by an immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) test. Single IgG IFA titers 1:64 or greater indicate exposure to E. chaffeensis. A four-fold rise in IgG titers between acute and convalescent samples and/or the presence of IgM antibody against E. chaffeensis suggest recent or current infection
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly, Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 34271
Alternate Test Names: Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibodies ; Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibodies (IgG,IgM)
Included Tests: E. chaffeensis IgG; E. chaffeensis IgM
CPT Coding: 86666 x 2

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