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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 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."

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

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86753

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0093049 Babesia microti IgG 16117-4
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Aliases
  • B microti IgG Ab
  • Babesia microti Antibodies (IgG)
  • Babesia Microti IgG Ab
Babesia microti Antibody, IgG by IFA