Babesia microti Antibody, IgG & IgM


Sunquest Code:BABGM  
Epic Code:LAB3303Epic Name:Babesia Antibody IGG IGM
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody
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Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat. Tests are performed on Wed; 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:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red or gold (gel), Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory)
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed, lipemic or bacterially contaminated specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:93048


Interpretive

Reference Range:

 

Babesia microti Antibody, IgG

Less than 1:16

Negative. No significant level of detectable Babesia IgG antibody

1:16

Equivocal. Repeat Testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.

Greater than 1: 16

Positive. IgG antibody to Babesia detected, which may indicate a current or past infection.

 

Babesia microti Antibody, IgM

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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