Ehrlichia chaffeensis (HME) Antibody, IgG, Serum
NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
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.
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name
Tick Borne Diseases
HME (Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis)