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Ehrlichia chaffeensis Antibody, IgM by IFA
|Methodology:||Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody|
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) - 1. ml serum.
Specimen Preparation: Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)