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88451-0Babesia duncani 18S rRNA gene [Presence] in Blood by NAA with non-probe detectionActive

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LP264281-9   Babesia duncani 18S rRNA gene
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 18S rRNA gene

Additional Names

Short Name
B duncani 18S rRNA Bld Ql NAA+non-probe
Display Name
B. duncani 18S rRNA gene NAA+non-probe Ql (Bld)
Consumer Name Alpha
Babesia duncani 18S rRNA gene, Blood

Example Answer List LL360-9

Source: Regenstrief Institute

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Positive Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:10828004 Positive (qualifier value) LA6576-8
Negative Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:260385009 Negative (qualifier value) LA6577-6

Basic Attributes

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Version 2.64
Last Updated
Version 2.64
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
88461-9 Babesia microti and B. divergens+MO-1 and B. duncani 18S rRNA gene panel - Blood by NAA with non-probe detection

Member of these Groups

LG41637-6 Babesia

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
邓肯巴贝斯虫 18S rRNA 基因:存在情况或阈值:时间点:全血:序数型:非探针法.基因扩增.靶向
fr-FRFrench (France)
Babesia duncani ARNr 18S gène:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Sang:Qualitatif:Non-PCR amplification de cible
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Babesia duncani 18S rRNA, gene:PrThr:Pt:Sangue:Ord:Non-sonda.amp.tar
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Gen de ARNr 18S de Babesia duncani:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Sangre:Ordinal:Amplificación de ácidos nucleicos con detección sin sonda
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Gen rRNA 18S Babesia duncani:PrThr:Punto temporal:Sangre:Ord:Amplificación del objetivo no basado en sonda

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