Babesia Species by PCR
2008665
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
BABPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.6 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 30 days  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS  
Note
This test detects and speciates B. microti. The nucleic acid from B. duncani, B. divergens, strain MO-1, and strain EU-1 will be detected by this test but cannot be differentiated.
CPT Code(s)
87798 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2008666Babesia species by PCR
2008668Babesia microti by PCR
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