Test Details

Mnemonic

BMAAB

Ordering Code

3600045

CPT-4 Code(s)

86753

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Send 0.5 mL serum refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, contaminated specimens

Stability

Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 1 year

Methodology

Semi-quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
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Reference Range

<1:16 Negative: No significant level of detectable
Babesia IgG antibody
1:16 Equivocal: Repeat testing in 10 - 14 days
may be helpful
>1:16 Positive: IgG antibody to Babesia detected,
which may indicate a current or past infection
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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