Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

BABESIA MICROTI ANTIBODIES (IGG, IGM), IFA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1061         Geisinger Epic ID: 52169

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.1 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Referigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT code(s):
86753 x2
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Babesia microti Antibodies IgG, Babesia microti Antibodies IgM
Methodology:
Immunofluorescence Assay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 34300, B Microti GM, Human Babesiosis,Babesiosis IgG & IgM, Lyme disease
Clinical significance:
Babesia serological testing is used to diagnose infection by the Babesia tick-borne protozoan. Infection may cause hemolytic anemia.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day    
Performed stat? No
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