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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

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Conventional Methods for Diagnosis of Babesia

Slide 19

July 2010

I think the overall utility of serology in cases of Babesiosis is limited, but it may be helpful in cases of low parasitemia that may be missed by blood smear examination. As we discussed with Ehrlichia and Anaplasma, the sensitivity of Babesia serology is low in the first week following the onset of symptoms, but the sensitivity increases during the later stages of disease.

Conventional Methods for Diagnosis of Babesia

 


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