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2161: Babesia microti IgG & IgM Antibodies Print View
Babesia microti IgG Antibodies IFA  < 1:16  titer 
Babesia microti IgM Antibodies IFA  < 1:16  titer 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.4) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma ACD 1 (0.4) mL   Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.4) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.4) mL   Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

Antibody detection is the primary means of diagnosing babesiosis. High titers of Babesia antibodies (~1:1028) by IFA develop within 1 month.
Setup Schedule
Wednesday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
86753x2

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Babesia-specific IgG (greater than or equal to 1:512) is consistent with recent infection; antibody concentrations generally peak within one month of exposure. This test(s) was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Valencia, CA. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test.






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