Test Details

Mnemonic

BABDN

Ordering Code

3428200

CPT-4 Code(s)

87798

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Send 1.0 mL whole blood refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Whole blood: ACD
Tick - live or in 70% ethanol submitted in a sterile plastic screw-capped container.

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis, frozen whole blood, heparin whole blood

Stability

Whole blood:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Tick:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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