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Test Code BABAB Babesia Antibody

Collection Container

Serum gel

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Red top

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

Extensive hemolysis; lipemia; clotted specimen; quantity not sufficient for analysis; leaking or broken tube

Methodology

Immunofluorescence assay (IFA)

Reference Ranges

Negative <1:10

Units of Measure

Titer

CPT Code

86753 x 2

LOINC Code

60521-2

EMR Interface Order Code

58875