Babesia microti Antibodies, IgG and IgM

CPT: 86753(x2)
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • Babesia Antibody
  • Babesia IgM, IgG

Test Includes

Babesia IgG; Babesia, IgM

Use

Screening assay for Babesia microti infection or exposure

Methodology

Immunofluorescence assay (IFA)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate

Causes for Rejection

Extensive hemolysis; lipemia; clotted specimen; quantity not sufficient for analysis; leaking or broken tube

Clinical Information

References

Foppa IM, Krause PJ, Spielman A, et al. Entomologic and serologic evidence of zoonotic transmission of Babesia microti, eastern Switzerland. Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Jul; 8(7):722-726. 12095442
Krause PJ, Telford SR 3rd, Ryan R, et al. Diagnosis of babesiosis: Evaluation of a serologic test for the detection of Babesia microti antibody. J Infect Dis. 1994 Apr; 169(4):923-926. 8133112

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138315 Babesia microti Antibody Panel 34940-7 138317 Babesia microti IgM 16118-2
138315 Babesia microti Antibody Panel 34940-7 138316 Babesia microti IgG 16117-4

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