Babesiosis by PCR

W176

Methodology:Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed:Varies
Reported:2 days.
Specimen Required:Collect: Lavender (EDTA) Top Tube – 2-4 ml Whole blood

Specimen Preparation: Use all appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Samples must be inverted 10-15 times after collection and re-inverted just prior to use.
Labeling: Label with the patient’s first and last name plus a second identifier such as date of birth, specimen
ID or medical record number.
Storage/Transport Temperature: EDTA whole blood samples must be transported and stored at room temperature (15°C to 25°C) to reach the lab within 48 hours and may be stored refrigerated for up to 5 days (2 °C to 8 °C) for long term.
In hot weather a cool pack should be enclosed from the time of collection and transport.
Stability: Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days
Remark: • DO NOT shake blood sample tubes vigorously. • Hemolyzed plasma and serum samples have a pink/red tint due to broken red blood cells. Avoid hemolysis by using proper sample collection and handing techniques. •Avoid clotted samples by inverting blood tube appropriately immediately after filling. Redraw any clotted hematology samples.
Specimen Rejection Criteria:
1. Frozen, hemolyzed, or clotted samples.
2. Any sample that is mislabeled (unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label).
3. Specimen in expired transport container.
4. Specimen received after prolonged delay (5 days or more after collection date).
5. Any sample without a test requisition /consent .
6. Specimen in nonsterile /leaking tube/ any broken or damaged tube
Pathogens:
– Babesia duncani
– Babesia microti

NOTE: * This test is approved for All States.*  

Performing Laboratory 
Accu Reference Medical Laboratory.
CPT Code(s):87798, 87469
PDF Document:Tick-borne-pathogen-Req-Form-1.pdf

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