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

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: EHRL

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

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 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) (

General Request Form (T239) (