Serum samples are tested for IgG antibody to HME by indirect immunofluorescence (IFA).
Specimen Requirements for Ehrlichia chaffeensis:
Type: Serum or EDTA Plasma
Volume: 2.0 ml
Minimum: 0.5 ml
Storage: Refrigerate at 2-8°C
Stability: 5 Days Refrigerated or Frozen at -20°C
Turnaround Time: Routinely 24 to 48 Hours From Receipt