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37314: Babesia microti DNA, Real-Time PCR Print View
Babesia Microti DNA RT PCR     

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 0.7 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Tick in 70% ethanol   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 0.7 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

Babesia microti DNA PCR is a highly specific and sensitive method to detect the presence of B. microti DNA in clinical specimens; DNA sequences from the closely related canine pathogen B. gibsoni are not detected by this assay. The diagnosis of Human Babesiosis should not rely solely upon the result of a PCR assay. A positive result should be considered in conjunction with clinical presentation and additional established clinical tests. A negative PCR result indicates the absence of B. microti DNA in the sample tested and does not exclude the diagnosis of disease.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87798

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Hemolysis; heparin whole blood Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction






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