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88700-0Babesia microti IgG and IgM [Interpretation] 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

Babesia microti Ab.IgG & IgM

Additional Names

Short Name
B microti IgG+IgM Ser-Imp
Display Name
B. microti IgG and IgM (S) [Interp]
Consumer Name Alpha
Babesia microti IgG and IgM antibodies, Blood

Example Answer List LL4772-1

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Ab not detected LA28480-4
Past infection LA28481-2
Recent infection LA28482-0

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.64
Last Updated
Version 2.65
Change Reason
Corrected Class from SERO to MICRO
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
88728-1 Babesia microti IgG and IgM panel - Serum by Immunofluorescence

Member of these Groups

LG41637-6 Babesia

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
鼠源巴贝斯虫 抗体.IgG 与 IgM:印象:时间点:血清:名义型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Babesia microti As.IgG & IgM:interpretatie:moment:serum:nominaal:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Babesia microti Anticorps. IgG & IgM:Impression/interprétation d'étude:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Nominal:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Babesia microti , IgG & IgM:Impression/interprétation d'étude:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Nominal:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Babesia microti Ac IgG et IgM:Interprétation:Ponctuel:Sérum:Résultat nominal:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Babesia microti Ab.IgG & IgM:Imp:Pt:Siero:Nom:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Babesia microti Ат.IgG & IgM:Впчт:ТчкВрм:Сыв:Ном:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Babesia microti Ab.IgG e IgM:Impresión / interpretación del estudio:Punto temporal:Suero:Nominal:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Babesia microti Acs.IgG & IgM:Impresión/interpretación del estudio:Punto temporal:Suero:Nom:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Babesia microti Ab.IgG & IgM:İzlnm:Zmlı:Ser:Snf:

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