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Babesia serology
Lab code: MBABS
 
Test Synonyms:
Babesia serology
  NOTE: This test is performed at an external reference lab.
Lab:
Microbiology
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
10 ml Red
Result Time:
3-5 days   Cost: $$$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
Babesia serology is not available except under special circumstances. All orders for this test require Microbiology approval. Serologic tests cannot reliably differentiate current from past infection and suffer from false negative and positive results. If concern for Babesia exists, please order the thick and thin smear. If you feel that due to unusual circumstances, Babesia serology is clinically indicated, please page the microbiology resident 21826 (8AM to 8 PM only).