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Lab Test Dictionary

Babesia microti DNA, RT-PCR (37314)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.3-0.7 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Whole blood collected in an ACD (yellow-top) tube or 1 tick (in 70% ethanol) in a sterile leak-proof container is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable (30 Days for tick)

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; Frozen whole blood; Heparin whole blood

Test Volume Required

0.7 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Whole Blood


CPT Codes

87798


Revised

09-26-22