Babesia Species by PCR


Sunquest Code:BABPCR  
Epic Code:LAB6677Epic Name:Babesia Species by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CPT Code:87798 x2
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat. Tests are performed on Wed; results are reported within 1-3 days.
Compliance:

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 FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2008665


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:This PCR test detects nucleic acid from B microti and detects but does not differentiate between B. duncani, B divergens, strain MO-1 and strain EU-1.


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