Babesia microti Antibodies, IgG and IgM

CPT: 86753(x2)
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  • Babesia Antibody
  • Babesia IgM, IgG

Test Includes

Babesia IgG; Babesia, IgM

Expected Turnaround Time

2 - 4 days

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Specimen Requirements




1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL


Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions


Causes for Rejection

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

Test Details


Screening assay for Babesia microti infection or exposure


Immunofluorescence assay (IFA)


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


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138315 Babesia microti Antibody Panel 88728-1 138317 Babesia microti IgM 9585-1
138315 Babesia microti Antibody Panel 88728-1 138316 Babesia microti IgG 9584-4

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