Babesia microti Antibodies (IgG, IgM)

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 34300
Alternate Names
  • Babesia microti Antibodies (IgG, IgM), IFA
Clinical Significance

Babesia serological testing is used to diagnose infection by the Babesia tick-borne protozoan. Infection may cause hemolytic anemia


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

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

Alternate Specimen

TransportAndStorage

72 hours Ambient
7 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

Clinical Interpretation

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.


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly
Days Performed
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Miscellaneous
Turn Around Time

2 to 3 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913333


CPT Coding

86753 x 2