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Babesia Species by PCR

Order Name Babesia PCR
Test Number 3900799
Revision Date 02/15/2019
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Babesia Species by PCR
Polymerase Chain Reaction  
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1.0mL ( 0.6mL) Whole Blood EDTA (Lavender Top) Refrigerated
Instructions Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours, Refrigerated: 1 week, Frozen: 30 days
Unacceptable: Serum, plasma, and heparinized specimens
Testing Schedule Sun - Sat  
Expected TAT 1-3 days 
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
ARUP Test Code: 2008665
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) Change in CPT code from 87798x2 to 87798.
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