Test ID: ZG544
CPT code: 87798
Specimen Type: EDTA
Frequency: Setup: Mon-Sat; analytic time 1 day
Instructions: l.0mL whole blood from lavender tube. Refrigerate.
Text: An initial screening method for suspected babesiosis during the initial flu-like stage of infection in patients from endemic areas, especially when the Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smear does not reveal any organisms.
Z2870 Babesia Spec source;
Z2871 Babesia microti, PCR;
Z6967 Babesia duncani;
Z6968 Babesia divergens/MO-1.
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization