Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

ANAPLASMA AND EHRLICHIA ANTIBODY PANEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
APECAB              

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.4 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and transfer serum to plastic, capped vial. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
A. phagocytophilum IgG <1:64
A. phagocytophilum IgM <1:20
E. chaffeensis IgG <1:64
E. chaffeensis IgM <1:20
CPT code(s):
86666 (x4)
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Anaplasma phagocytophilum (IgG, IgM), Ehrlichia chaffeensis (IgG, IgM)
Methodology:
Immunofluorescence Assay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 10611. Anaplasma phagocytophilum (IgG, IgM), Ehrlichia chaffeensis (IgG, IgM)
Clinical significance:
Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Ehrlichia chaffeensis are tick-borne agents that cause an acute febrile illness, which often resembles Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: two days    
Performed stat? No
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