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10347-3Babesia microti identified in Blood by Light microscopyActive

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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).[https://web.stanford.edu/group/parasites/ParaSites2009/NaikhobaManobi_Babesia/NaikhobaManobi_Babesia.htm] 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
Babesia microti test, Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0i
Last Updated
Version 2.73
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Common US Lab Results Rank

Member of these Groups

LG41637-6 Babesia

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (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
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Babesia microti geïdentificeerd:identificator:moment:bloed:nominaal:microscopie.licht
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Babesia microti Identifiées:Présence ou identité:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Nominal:Microscopie.fond clair
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Babesia microti , Identifiés:Présence ou identité:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Nominal:Microscopie.fond clair
fr-FRFrench (France)
Babesia microti identifié:Identification:Ponctuel:Sang:Résultat nominal:Microscopie optique
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Babesia microti , identificato:Prid:Pt:Sangue:Nom:Microscopia.ottica
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
바베시아 미크로티 동정:존재:검사시점:전혈:명칭결과:편광현미경
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Babesia microti identificação:Ident:Pt:SgTotal:Nom:Microscopia optica
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Babesia microti идентифицированный:ПрИд:ТчкВрм:Кр:Ном:Микроскопия.световой
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
Babesia microti identificada:presencia o identidad:punto en el tiempo:sangre:Nominal:microscopia.luz
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Babesia microti identificada:Presencia o identidad:Punto temporal:Sangre:Nominal:Microscopía óptica
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Babesia microti identificado:Presencia o identidad:Punto temporal:Sangre:Nom:Microscopía de luz
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Babesia microti tanımlanmış:MevcKimlik:Zmlı:Kan:Snf:Mikroskopi.ışık

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