Version 2.73

41415-1Babesia duncani Ab [Titer] in Serum by ImmunofluorescenceActive

Part Description

LP21109-1   Babesia duncani
Babesia duncani is a parasite that invades human red blood cells and is transmitted by the Ixodid tick. Infection by the Babesia species was first discovered in Croatia in 1957, but has proven to exist across the world in the last fifty years. B. duncani primarily infects humans who live in Washington state and California. The Babesia parasites possess vesicles that secrete enzymes that facilitates its entrance into the host erythrocytes. They reproduces asexually in red blood cells and sexually in the Ixodid tick. Infection with Babesia leads to a wide range and severity of symptoms. Symptoms that are characterized as mild to moderate include fever, fatigue, chills, sweats, headache, myalgia, anorexia cough, arthralgia and nausea. Symptoms of severe illness are seen most often in patients who are immunosuppressed due to infections like Human immunodeficiency virus and conditions such as cancer. Severe symptoms of Babesia infection include respiratory failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation, congestive heart failure, liver and renal failure, and splenic infarction. Infection with Babesia duncani tends to cause symptoms that are moderate to severe. There are several ways to diagnose infections with Babesia including thick and thin smear analysis, polymerase chain reaction, indirect immunofluorescence antibody, and by injecting patient blood into a hamster and waiting for severe parasitemia to develop in 2-4 weeks. Treatment of Babesia infection is with antibiotics.[PMID:18755385] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Babesia duncani Ab

Additional Names

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

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.16
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
Changed component from Babesia WA1 Ab to reflect current nomenclature
Order vs. Observation
Common US Lab Results Rank

Member of these Groups

LG41637-6 Babesia

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
邓肯巴贝斯虫 抗体:滴定度:时间点:血清:定量型:免疫荧光法
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Babesia duncani As:titer:moment:serum:kwantitatief:immunofluorescentie
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Babesia duncani Ac:Titre:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Quantitatif:Immunofluorescence
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Babesia duncani , Ac:Titre:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Quantitatif:Immunofluorescence
fr-FRFrench (France)
Babesia duncani Ac:Titre:Ponctuel:Sérum:Numérique:Immunofluorescence
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Babesia duncani Ab:Titr:Pt:Siero:Qn:IF
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
바베스열원충 WA1 항체:역가:검사시점:혈청:정량:면역형광
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Babesia WA1 Ac:Título:Pt:Soro:Qn:Imunofluorescência
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Babesia duncani Ат:Титр:ТчкВрм:Сыв:Колич:ИФ
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Babesia Duncani Ab:Título:Punto temporal:Suero:Cuantitativo:Inmunofluorescencia (IF)
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Babesia duncani (tipo WA1) Anticuerpos:Titulo / Factor de dilución:Punto temporal:Suero:Qn:Inmunofluorescencia (IF)
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Babesia WA1 Ab:Titr:Zmlı:Ser:Kant:IF

Example Units

Unit Source
{titer} Example UCUM Units

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