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Test ID BLOD1228 Babesia Microti Antibodies, IgG & IgM

Container Type

Serum w/ gel

Serum w/out gel

Specimen Type/Requirements

Serum

Specimen Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Stability

Room Temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: NA
Lipemia: NA

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Performed Test Frequency

Wednesday, Saturday

Methodology

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

CPT

86753(2)

Performing Lab

Quest Valencia

Additional Information

Babesia-specific IgG (≥ 1:512) is consistent with recent infection; antibody concentrations generally peak within one month of exposure.

Analytical Time

1 - 5 days