Babesia Species by PCR


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

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Serum, plasma or heparinized specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:24 hours at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated; 30 days frozen.
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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