Babesia microti Antibody, IgM by IFA
0093050
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
BAB IGM
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 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
< 1:20 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
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0093050Babesia microti IgM
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Cross References
  • B microti IgM Ab
  • Babesia microti Antibodies (IgM)
  • Babesia Microti IgM Ab