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DEPENDABLE EXCELLENCE IN VECTOR-BORNE DIAGNOSTICS

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BABESIA

 

 

Babesia microti, Babesia duncani (WA1) and Babesia sp. (MO1) are obligate intra-erythrocytic protozoans transmitted by tick vectors, causing flu-like symptoms as well as a malaria-like illness.  All three agents can be transmitted by blood donor units from asymptomatic donors, but Babesia microti has caused the most clinical problems in this area.


All of these antigens, including Babesia microti  IFA slide antigen, are propagated in vitro using human type O erythrocytes to produce the most sensitive and specific test possible.