Babesia microti Antibodies (IgG, IgM)

Last Modified: 3/17/2016 12:40:05 PM

Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Minimum Volume: 0.1 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 72 hours Ambient
7 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range:
Babesia microti Antibodies IgG <1:64
Babesia microti Antibodies IgM <1:20
Methodology: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
Clinical Significance: Babesia serological testing is used to diagnose infection by the Babesia tick-borne protozoan. Infection may cause hemolytic anemia
Documentation: This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 34300
Alternate Test Names: Babesia microti Antibodies (IgG, IgM), IFA
CPT Coding: 86753 x 2

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