Babesia microti Antibody, IgM


Sunquest Code:BABIGM  
Epic Code:LAB1258Epic Name:Babesia Antibody IGM
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred. Label samples as acute or convalescent. Convalescent sample must be received within 30 days of acute sample.
Compliance:

Analyte Specific Reagent. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed, lipemic or bacterially contaminated specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:93050


Interpretive

Reference Range:
Less than 1:20 Negative - No significant level of detectable Babesia IgM antibody.
1:20 Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
Greater than 1:20 Positive - IgM antibody to Babesia detected, which may indicate a current or past infection.
   


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