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Babesia divergens (babesiosis) – quality, Real-Time PCR (RUO/601)

Molecular diagnostics which is based on PCR methods (e.g. Real Time - PCR) is a sensitive test, whose primary limitation is difficulty in appropriate material selection. According to the recommendations the biopsy of skin lesions is the best material to make this test but analysis of systemic fluids such as: urine, blood or cerebrospinal fluid is also accepted. It should be remembered, however, that probability of bacteria detecting in systemic fluids is lower due to less frequent presence of this pathogen in the analyzed sample.

CB DNA test services include of all RUO (Research Use Only) tests which are designed only for the research purposes. Result of this tests is only for informational purposes and does not have a diagnostic test status.

The test consists in detecting the presence of the DNA of pathogenic protozoa Babesia divergens transmitted by ticks and causing babesiosis (piroplasmosis).

Babesiosis is a hemolytic disease similar to malaria, cause the parasites attack to the erythrocyte cells. This disease most often shows with a fever, weakening and anorexia. Infection with this parasite may have a serious conduct, especially in case of people with reduced immunity (children, the elderly or people taking immunosuppressant drugs or those infected with HIV virus).

Test material:            whole blood (EDTA)

Transfer method:      temp. 4-8°C

Testing method:        Real-Time PCR

Delivery date:            up to 7 working days (for an extra fee /200zl/ the delivery date is up to 48 hours after delivery sample to the laboratory)