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Test ID: LBAB    
Babesia species, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Conditional

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

An initial screening method for suspected babesiosis during the acute febrile stage of infection in patients from endemic areas, especially when Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smears do not reveal any organisms or the organism morphology is inconclusive.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Babesia species, PCR, B

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Babesia microti
Babesiosis, PCR
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
PCR, Babesia microti
PCR, Babesia duncani
PCR, Babesia divergens
PCR, Babesia MO-1