LOINC
Version 2.73

21089-8Babesia microti DNA [Presence] in Blood by NAA with probe detectionActive

Part Description

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

Component
Babesia microti DNA
Property
PrThr
Time
Pt
System
Bld
Scale
Ord
Method
Probe.amp.tar

Additional Names

Short Name
B microti DNA Bld Ql NAA+probe
Display Name
B. microti DNA NAA+probe Ql (Bld)
Consumer Name Alpha
Babesia microti, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
MICRO
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 1.0m
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation
Both
Common US Lab Results Rank
5674

Member of these Groups

LG41637-6 Babesia

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
鼠源巴贝斯虫 DNA:存在情况或阈值:时间点:全血:序数型:探针法.基因扩增.靶向
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Babesia microti DNA:aanwezigheid:moment:bloed:ordinaal:moleculaire techniek (PCR)
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Babesia microti ADN:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Ordinal:Sonde avec amplification de la cible
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Babesia microti , ADN:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Ordinal:Sonde avec amplification de la cible
fr-FRFrench (France)
Babesia microti ADN:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Sang:Qualitatif:PCR amplification de cible
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Babesia microti DNA:PrThr:Pt:Sangue:Ord:Sonda.amp.tar
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
바베시아 미크로티 디옥시리보핵산:임의농도:검사시점:전혈:순위척도:DNA 탐색자.증폭.표적
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Babesia microti DNA:ACnc:Pt:SgTotal:Ord:Sonda com limite de detecção da amplificação de alvo
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Babesia microti ДНК:PrThr:ТчкВрм:Кр:Пор:Проба.усил.миш
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
ADN de Babesia microti:concentración arbitraria:punto en el tiempo:sangre:ordinal:sonda.amplificación.blanco
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
ADN de Babesia microti:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Sangre:Ordinal:Amplificación de ácidos nucleicos con detección de sonda
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Babesia microti ADN:PrThr:Punto temporal:Sangre:Ord:Sonda con amplificación dirigida
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Babesia microti DNA:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Kan:Srl:Prob.amf.hdf

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