Babesia microti Antibodies, IgG and IgM by IFA
0093048
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
BAB MIC AB
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Wed
Reported
1-9 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA), green (heparin), and yellow (ACD).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred, and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Bacterially contaminated, hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Test Number Components Reference Interval
0093049Babesia microti Antibody, IgG by IFA < 1:16 Negative -​ No significant level of detectable Babesia IgG antibody.
1:16 Equivocal -​ Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful.
> 1:16 Positive -​ IgG antibody to Babesia detected, which may indicate a current or past infection.
0093050Babesia microti Antibody, IgM by IFA < 1:20 Negative -​ No significant level of detectable Babesia IgM antibody.
1:20 Equivocal -​ Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful.
> 1:20 Positive -​ IgM antibody to Babesia detected, which may indicate a current or recent infection.
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
86753 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0093049Babesia microti IgG
0093050Babesia microti IgM
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Cross References
  • B microti Ab
  • B microti Ab panel
  • Babesia microti Antibodies (IgG, IgM)
  • Babesia Microti IgG/IgM Ab Panel
  • Babesiosis Serology