BABESIA MICROTI IgG and IgM ANTIBODIES

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: ACD, EDTA or Heparin

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
<1:16 titer

Performed
Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3-7 days
Test CodeBABGM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86753 x 2
LOINC Codes
IgG   16117-4  
IgM   16118-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory