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Babesia species, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Additional Codes

Order in eDH using Miscellaneous Lab Request (LAB3715). This test requires Pathologist approval and can only be ordered in Cerner Millennium by Mailouts Dept (Babesia PCR-M).

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA


Advisory Information


This is a qualitative assay and the results are reported either as negative or positive for targeted Babesia species DNA.



Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Specimen Retention Time

1 week

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87798 x 3

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LBAB Babesia species, PCR, B 88461-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
36114 Babesia microti 88452-8
36115 Babesia duncani 88451-0
36116 Babesia divergens/MO-1 88450-2

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.