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Test ID BLOD1233 Ehrlichia/Anaplasma, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Reporting Name

Ehrlichia/Anaplasma PCR, B

Useful For

Evaluating patients suspected of acute anaplasmosis or ehrlichiosis

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

87798 x 4

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
EHRL Ehrlichia/Anaplasma PCR, B In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
84319 Anaplasma phagocytophilum 30039-2
23663 Ehrlichia chaffeensis 27994-3
23664 Ehrlichia ewingii/canis 48865-0
32010 Ehrlichia muris-like 48866-8

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross reject




Anticoagulants other than EDTA

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (