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BMPCR
BABESIA MICROTI DNA PCR

Test Code BMPCR 
Test BABESIA MICROTI DNA PCR 
Methodology PCR 
Description Clinical assay intended to detect the presence of Babesia species in whole blood specimens. Test was validated for B microti; other species of Babesia are recognized but not identified send out for species identification to a referral laboratory is available. 
Specimen Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Send entire tube (1mL minimum ) of EDTA whole blood refrigerated. 
Reference Values Not Detected 
Analytic Time 1 Day; Maximum Laboratory Time - 5 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday, Thursday (Varies) 
CPT Code(s) 87798  Babesia/Anaplasma PCR