Babesia microti, PCR-13389

Test info

  
Babesia microti, PCR
  
13389
  
LAB13389
  
BRP
  
Babesia
Babesia microti, real-time DNA PCR
Babesia, PCR
Babesia, DNA
  

This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of Babesia microti infection

Specimen

  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
0.5 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Immediately after collection, mix tube thoroughly by gentle inversion, 8 - 10 times, to prevent clotting

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

  
ACD whole blood
  

Yellow ACD (A or B)

 

  

Immediately after collection, mix tube thoroughly by gentle inversion, 8 - 10 times, to prevent clotting

  

Yellow ACD (A or B)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days
Ambient - 7 days
Frozen - NO

  
  • Extensive hemolysis
  • Lipemia
  • Clotted specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient for analysis (QNS)
  • Gross specimen contamination
  • Specimen too old
  • Leaking or broken tube
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (138318): R-LC
  
2 days/wk
  
3 - 4 days
  

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Negative

Billing

  
87798
  
Result 21089-8

Tracking

  
03/27/2019
  
02/19/2020
  
02/16/2021