LOINC
Version 2.73

43893-7Babesia microti IgG Ab [Presence] 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
PrThr
Time
Pt
System
Ser
Scale
Ord
Method

Additional Names

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

Basic Attributes

Class
MICRO
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.17
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
13132

Member of these Groups

LG41637-6 Babesia

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
鼠源巴贝斯虫 抗体.IgG:存在情况或阈值:时间点:血清:序数型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Babesia microti As.IgG:aanwezigheid:moment:serum:ordinaal:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Babesia microti antikehad.IgG:PrThr:Pt:S:Ord:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Babesia microti Anticorps. IgG:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Ordinal:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Babesia microti , IgG:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Ordinal:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Babesia microti Ac IgG:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Sérum:Qualitatif:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Babesia microti Ab.IgG:PrThr:Pt:Siero:Ord:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Babesia microti Ac.IgG:ACnc:Pt:Soro:Ord:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Babesia microti Ат.IgG:PrThr:ТчкВрм:Сыв:Пор:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Babesia microti Ab.IgG:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Suero:Ordinal:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Babesia microti IgG:PrThr:Punto temporal:Suero:Ord:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Babesia microti Ab.IgG:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Ser:Srl:

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