Babesia microti Antibody, IgM

Abbrev Code:BABIGM   
Order Code:LAB1258Order Name:Babesia Antibody IGM
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody
CPT Codes: 86753 x1
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.

This test uses a manufacturer labeled Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. The test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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


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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