LOINC
Version 2.73

31244-7Babesia microti IgG Ab [Units/volume] in SerumActive

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 Ab.IgG
Property
ACnc
Time
Pt
System
Ser
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
B microti IgG Ser-aCnc
Display Name
B. microti IgG Qn (S)
Consumer Name Alpha
Babesia microti IgG antibody, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
MICRO
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.07
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Both
Common US Lab Results Rank
9809

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
34940-7 Babesia microti IgG and IgM panel - Serum

Member of these Groups

LG41637-6 Babesia

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
鼠源巴贝斯虫 抗体.IgG:任意型浓度:时间点:血清:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Babesia microti As.IgG:eenheid/volume:moment:serum:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Babesia microti antikehad.IgG:Acnc:Pt:S:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Babesia microti Anticorps. IgG:Concentration arbitraire:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Babesia microti , IgG:Concentration arbitraire:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Babesia microti Ac IgG:Arbitraire/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum:Numérique:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Babesia microti Ab.IgG:ACnc:Pt:Siero:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
바베시아 미크로티 항체. 면역글로불린 G:임의농도:검사시점:혈청:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Babesia microti Ac.IgG:ACnc:Pt:Soro:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Babesia microti Ат.IgG:ПроизвКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
Babesia microti:concentración arbitraria:punto en el tiempo:suero:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Babesia microti Ab.IgG:Concentración arbitraria:Punto temporal:Suero:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Babesia microti IgG:Concentración arbitraria:Punto temporal:Suero:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Babesia microti Ab.IgG:SçKons:Zmlı:Ser:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
[arb'U]/mL Example UCUM Units

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