88888:BABESIA MICROTI ANTIBODIES IgG AND IgM

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88888:BABESIA MICROTI ANTIBODIES IgG AND IgM
Alias Names: Babesia microti
Methodology: Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Edit Date: 9/2/2010
Components: Babesia microti antibody, IgG / Babesia microti, IgM
Performed: Wednesday
Released: 1-9 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 86753-90 x2
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 48 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 200 µL serum
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: CSF; lipemic, hemolyzed, or bacterially contaminated specimen.