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- Babesia, DNA
- Babesia, PCR
Expected Turnaround Time
3 - 4 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD) tube
Causes for Rejection
Extensive hemolysis; lipemia; clotted specimen; quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube
This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of Babesia microti infection.
This test is intended to detect Babesia microti, the primary etiologic agent of human babesiosis in the United States. Cross-reactivity may occur with other human pathogenic species, such as Babesia duncani (WA-1), Babesia divergens, and Babesia MO-1. Alternate approaches, such as organism-specific serologic testing, should be considered if a definitive identification is required.
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|138318||Babesia microti, PCR||21089-8||139153||Babesia microti, PCR||21089-8|