Babesia Antibody, IgG and IgM 
Mnemonic BABESIA PN
CPT 86753 x2
Test Code 3550317
Synonyms  
Test Includes Babesia microti IgG Ab and Babesia microti IgM Ab
Specimen Serum
Volume 1.0 mL
Container SST or Red Top Tube
Special Instructions  
Specimen Prep  
Storage Refrigerate
Transport Temp Refrigerated
Stability Rm Temp 48 hours
Stability Refrig 2 weeks
Stability Frozen 1 year
Methodology Semi-Quantitative indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Rejection Criteria Extensive hemolysis; lipemia; bacterially contaminated. 
Reference Value IgG: Neg:<1:16; IgM: Neg:<1:20  
Performed/TAT Three times per week   Reported in 3 - 8 days    
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