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Test Code BABG Babesia microti IgG Antibodies, Serum

Reporting Name

Babesia microti IgG Ab, S

Useful For

A serologic test can be used as an adjunct in the diagnosis of babesiosis or in seroepidemiologic surveys of the prevalence of the infection in certain populations. Babesiosis is usually diagnosed by observing the organisms in infected RBCs on Giemsa-stained thin blood films of smeared peripheral blood.

 

Serology may be useful if the parasitemia is too low to detect or if the infection has cleared naturally or following treatment.

 

Serology may also be useful in the follow-up of documented cases of babesiosis or if chronic or persistent infection is suspected.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

<1:64

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

86753

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BABG Babesia microti IgG Ab, S In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
81128 Babesia microti IgG Ab, S 16117-4

Testing Algorithm

See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)