Babesia microti Antibodies, IgG and IgM by IFA BABMAB
|Method(s)||Semi Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody|
|Components||Babesia microti Antibodies, IGG & IGM By IFA|
One 6 mL plain red or one gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: Lavendar (EDTA), Green (heparin), and yellow (ACD).
|Transport||1 mL serum at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.1 mL)|
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent".
After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Lipemic, hemolyzed, or bacterially contaminated specimens
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
See Laboratory Report