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Babesia species by PCR

Mnemonic:    [Babesia PCR]
Name:    Babesia species by PCR
Specimen:    1 mL whole blood from a Lavender top tube. Heparinized samples are unacceptable.

Only blood samples are acceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.6 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2008665
  Method:    Polymerase Real-Time Chain Reaction (PCR)
Note:    Detects and speciates Babesia microti. The nucleic acid from B. duncani, B. divergens, strain MO-1 and strain EU-1 will be detected by this test but cannot be differentiated.