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

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Send whole blood specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

Useful For

Evaluating patients suspected of acute anaplasmosis or ehrlichiosis


This test should not be used for screening asymptomatic individuals.

Method Name

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

Reporting Name

Ehrlichia/Anaplasma, PCR, B

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Values


Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 4 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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 US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information



87798 x 2

87999 ( if appropriate for government payers)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
EPCRB Ehrlichia/Anaplasma, PCR, B 87548-4


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
618323 Anaplasma phagocytophilum 87558-3
618324 Ehrlichia chaffeensis 87559-1
618325 Ehrlichia ewingii/canis 87560-9
618326 Ehrlichia muris eauclairensis 87561-7


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