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Babesia Panel

Test: Babesia Panel

Overview

Testing for:
Babesia
Sample Type:
Whole Blood
Test Code/s:
3006
  • Uses

    Please see Babesia IFA & qPCR use descriptions.

    Methodology

    Please see Babesia IFA & qPCR methodology descriptions.

  • Specimen

    Volume / Collection Type

    Minimum

    Storage

    Shipping


    Whole Blood
    6 – 10 mL collected in ACD tube. EDTA also acceptable
    3 mL
    Room temperature for <72 hours
    Room temperature

    Specimen:
    Whole Blood
    Volume / Collection Type:
    6 – 10 mL collected in ACD tube. EDTA also acceptable
    Minimum:
    3 mL
    Storage:
    Room temperature for <72 hours
    Shipping:
    Room temperature
  • Turn Around Time

    Results available within five business days of specimen receipt in the lab.

    Results

    Qualitative Results

    Reported as positive or negative.

    Extra Information

    All specimens must be labeled with the patient’s name and collection date. Specimens are accepted Monday through Friday NOON (Central). Call for prior arrangements beyond these accepted times.