Useful if Giemsa stain is negative but high suspicion of babesiosis exists. Will not detect B. duncani or strain MO-1.
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Mon, Wed, Sat
Serum Separator Tube (SST).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 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."
Bacterially contaminated, hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|0093049||Babesia 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.
|0093050||Babesia 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.
Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0093049||Babesia microti IgG||16117-4|
|0093050||Babesia microti IgM||16118-2|
- B microti Ab
- B microti Ab panel
- Babesia microti Antibodies (IgG, IgM)
- Babesia Microti IgG/IgM Ab Panel
- Babesiosis Serology