Babesia microti, PCR

Alphabetical Test listing

Babesia microti, PCR-13389

  
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

  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
0.5 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

  
ACD whole blood
  

Yellow ACD (A or B)

 

  

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

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

  

Negative

  
87798
  
Result 21089-8
  
03/27/2019
  
02/19/2020
  
02/16/2021