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Test ID: PBAB    
Babesia microti, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011


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


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

An initial screening method for suspected babesiosis during the initial flu-like stage of infection in patients from endemic areas, especially when the Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smear does not reveal any organisms

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 microti PCR, B

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

Babesia gibsoni, PCR
Babesia microti
Babesiosis, PCR
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
PCR, Babesia microti