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Test ID: EHRC    
Ehrlichia chaffeensis (HME) Antibody, IgG, Serum

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

81478

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

As an adjunct in the diagnosis of ehrlichiosis and/or in seroepidemiological surveys of the prevalence of the infection in certain populations

 

Ehrlichiosis is sometimes diagnosed by observing the organisms in infected WBCs on Giemsa-stained thin blood films of smeared peripheral blood (morulae). Serology may be useful if the morulae are not seen or if the infection has cleared naturally or following treatment.

 

Serology may also be useful in the follow-up of documented cases of ehrlichiosis or when coinfection with other tick- transmitted organisms is suspected. In selected cases, documentation of infection may be attempted by PCR methods.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Ehrlichia Chaffeensis (HME) Ab, IgG

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

E. Chaffeensis
Tick Borne Diseases
HME (Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis)