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Babesia microti Antibody, IgG by IFA
0093049
Ordering Recommendation

Refer to Babesia microti Antibodies, IgG and IgM by IFA (0093048) panel, which includes IgG and IgM by IFA.

Mnemonic
BAB IGG
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Mon, Wed, Sat
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.05 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
< 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.
Interpretive Data


Compliance Statement A: For laboratory developed tests using a manufacturer labeled ASR as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. Analyte Specific Reagent. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0093049Babesia microti IgG16117-4
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Aliases
  • B microti IgG Ab
  • Babesia microti Antibodies (IgG)
  • Babesia Microti IgG Ab