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Test ID BABG Babesia microti IgG Antibodies, Serum

Useful For

An adjunct in the diagnosis of babesiosis

 

Follow-up of documented babesiosis

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Reporting Name

Babesia microti IgG Ab, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

<1:64

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86753

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BABG Babesia microti IgG Ab, S 16117-4

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
81128 Babesia microti IgG Ab, S 16117-4

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Testing Algorithm

See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.