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Babesia microti Antibodies, IgG/IgM IFA

Order Name Babesia IgG/IgM
Test Number 5613547
Revision Date 09/11/2017
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Babesia microti IgG
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody 16117-4 
Babesia microti IgM
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody 16118-2 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.1 mL) Serum Clot Activator SST Refrigerated
Alternate 1 1 mL (0.1 mL) Plasma EDTA (Lavender Top) Refrigerated
Alternate 2 1 mL (0.1 mL) Plasma Lithium Heparin PST (Light Green Top) Refrigerated
Alternate 3 1 mL (0.1 mL) Plasma ACD Solution A or B (Yellow Top) Refrigerated
Instructions Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
Transfer 1 mL (Min: 0.1 mL) serum or plasma to a Standard Transport Tube.

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."
Unacceptable Conditions: Bacterially contaminated, hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.
Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Testing Schedule Mon, Wed, Sat  
Expected TAT 1-5 days  
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 93048
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 86753x2
Lab Section Reference Lab