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41414-4Babesia microti Ab [Titer] in Serum by ImmunofluorescenceActive

Part Descriptions

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

LP37189-5   Babesia microti Ab
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
Property
Titr
Time
Pt
System
Ser
Scale
Qn
Method
IF

Additional Names

Short Name
B microti Ab Titr Ser IF
Display Name
B. microti Ab IF (S) [Titer]
Consumer Name Alpha
Babesia microti antibody, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
MICRO
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.16
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Both
Common US Lab Results Rank
13129

Member of these Groups

LG41637-6 Babesia

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
鼠源巴贝斯虫 抗体:滴定度:时间点:血清:定量型:免疫荧光法
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Babesia microti As:titer:moment:serum:kwantitatief:immunofluorescentie
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Babesia microti antikehad:Titr:Pt:S:Qn:IF
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Babesia microti Ac:Titre:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Quantitatif:Immunofluorescence
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Babesia microti , Ac:Titre:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Quantitatif:Immunofluorescence
fr-FRFrench (France)
Babesia microti Ac:Titre:Ponctuel:Sérum:Numérique:Immunofluorescence
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Babesia microti Ab:Titr:Pt:Siero:Qn:IF
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
바베시아 미크로티 항체:역가:검사시점:혈청:정량:면역형광
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Babesia microti Ac:Título:Pt:Soro:Qn:Imunofluorescência
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Babesia microti Ат:Титр:ТчкВрм:Сыв:Колич:ИФ
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Babesia microti Ab:Título:Punto temporal:Suero:Cuantitativo:Inmunofluorescencia (IF)
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Babesia microti Anticuerpos:Titulo / Factor de dilución:Punto temporal:Suero:Qn:Inmunofluorescencia (IF)
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Babesia microti Ab:Titr:Zmlı:Ser:Kant:IF

Example Units

Unit Source
{titer} Example UCUM Units

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