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babesia pcr
Synonyms: Babesiosis; Babesia; Microti 
Computer Code: (BABPCR)
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (yellow or lavender top tube). 
Minimum Volume: 0.5-1.0 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Store at 2-8ºC. Transport specimen at room temperature. 
Reference Values: No Babesia DNA detected.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MOL DIAG
Test Frequency: NA 
Routine TAT: 3-7 days Spring, Summer and Fall, 7-10 days Winter 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87798 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 31
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/30/2016
Time: 05:01:05 (24hr)