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LP14555-4   Babesia microti
Babesia microti is a protozoan parasite that infects the red blood cells (RBCs) of humans. It is the infectious agent that causes Babesiosis and is the most common species to infect humans in the United States. Babesia microti is difficult to distinguish from the Plasmodium falciparum parasite that causes malaria, both on a stained blood smear and by the symptoms of infection. The initial diagnosis is most often the identification of the parasite in RBCs on a Geimsa-stained thin blood smear. Follow-up indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) testing is 88-96% specific for Babesia microti infection. Symptoms of infection are noticeable 1-8 weeks after the tick bite. Infection in 25% of adults and 50% of children by Babesiosis microti is asymptomatic. The less severe symptoms of infection include hemolytic anemia, jaundice, shortness of breath, hemoglobinuria, which occur during parasitic multiplication. Patients without spleens experience a much higher rate of RBC infection (85%) versus an RBC infection rate of 1-10% in patients with spleens. Splenectomized patients are more likely to be symptomatic when infected with Babesia microti and often die within 5-8 days. The vector of Babesia microti is the Ixodidae tick and the reservoirs are believed to be the white-footed mouse (Peromuscus Leucopus Rafinesque), the microtus vole (Microtus spp.) and the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).[] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Babesia microti identified

Additional Names

Short Name
B microti Bld Smear
Display Name
B. microti identified LM Nom (Bld)
Consumer Name Alpha Get Info
Babesia microti test, Blood

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Version 1.0i
Last Updated
Version 2.73
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LOINC Group Group Name
LG41637-6 Babesia

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Tag Language Translation
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) Babesia microti identificada:presencia o identidad:punto en el tiempo:sangre:Nominal:microscopia.luz
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Babesia microti identificado:Presencia o identidad:Punto temporal:Sangre:Nom:Microscopía de luz
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Babesia microti identificada:Presencia o identidad:Punto temporal:Sangre:Nominal:Microscopía óptica
fr-CA French (Canada) Babesia microti , Identifiés:Présence ou identité:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Nominal:Microscopie.fond clair
fr-FR French (France) Babesia microti identifié:Identification:Ponctuel:Sang:Résultat nominal:Microscopie optique
fr-BE French (Belgium) Babesia microti Identifiées:Présence ou identité:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Nominal:Microscopie.fond clair
Synonyms: Identifiées
it-IT Italian (Italy) Babesia microti , identificato:Prid:Pt:Sangue:Nom:Microscopia.ottica
Synonyms: Microbiologia Microscopia ottica Presenza o Identità Punto nel tempo (episodio) Sangue
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 바베시아 미크로티 동정:존재:검사시점:전혈:명칭결과:편광현미경
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Babesia microti geïdentificeerd:identificator:moment:bloed:nominaal:microscopie.licht
Synonyms: lichtmicroscopie
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Babesia microti identificação:Ident:Pt:SgTotal:Nom:Microscopia optica
Synonyms: ; BAc microti; B microti; Identity or presence; Point in time; Random; Blood; WB; Whole blood; Nominal; LM; Micros; Microscopic; Isolated; Piroplasmosis; BAcesiosis; Microbiology
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Babesia microti идентифицированный:ПрИд:ТчкВрм:Кр:Ном:Микроскопия.световой
Synonyms: Кровь Номинальный;Именной Присутствие или Идентификация Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Babesia microti tanımlanmış:MevcKimlik:Zmlı:Kan:Snf:Mikroskopi.ışık
zh-CN Chinese (China) 鼠源巴贝斯虫 已鉴定的:存在与否或特征标识:时间点:全血:名义型:显微镜检查.光学
Synonyms: 光学显微镜方法;光学显微镜方法.光学;光学显微镜检;光学显微镜检.光学;光学显微镜检查;光镜检查;光镜检查.光学;光镜法;显微镜检查.普通光学;普通光学显微镜检查;镜检;镜检.光学 分离出的;分离的;已分离的;检出的;经分离的;经过分离的;经过鉴定的;经鉴定的;鉴定的 分类型应答;分类型结果;名义性;名称型;名词型;名词性;标称性;没有自然次序的名义型或分类型应答 存在;存在与否;特征标识;身份;身份标识 已鉴定的田鼠巴贝虫 已鉴定的鼠源巴贝斯原虫 巴倍斯焦虫 巴倍斯焦虫病 巴贝虫 巴贝虫病 巴贝西虫 巴贝西虫病 微生物学;微生物学试验;微生物学试验(培养、DNA、抗原及抗体) 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 显微学;显微术;显微镜学;显微镜检术;显微镜检查;显微镜检查方法;显微镜检查法;显微镜检查类方法;显微镜检查类检验方法;显微镜法;镜检;镜检术;镜检法 梨形虫 梨形虫病 梨浆虫病 焦虫病 狸浆虫 狸浆虫病 田鼠巴贝虫;鼠源巴贝斯原虫 血;血液

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