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Babesia microti Antibodies (IgG, IgM), IFA
1 mL serum
Plastic screw-cap vial
Refrigerated (cold packs)
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
|Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute|
|14225 Newbrook Drive|
|Chantilly, VA 20153|
Set up: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day
Individuals infected with malaria may falsely test positive.
|Babesia microti Antibodies IgG||<1:64|
|Babesia microti Antibodies IgM||<1:20|
Babesia serological testing is used to diagnose infection by the Babesia tick-borne protozoan. Infection may cause hemolytic anemia.
The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.
|Result Name||LOINC Code||Component Name|
|2110A||Babesia microti IgG||16117-4||Babesia microti Ab.IgG|
|2110B||Babesia microti IgM||16118-2||Babesia microti Ab.IgM|
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