Babesiosis Test Near Me

What is Babesiosis?

Babesiosis is a malaria-likeparasitic disease caused by infection with Babesia, a genus of Apicomplexa. It occurs in warm weather. Ticks transmit the human strain of babesiosis, so it often presents with other tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease.

Who should get a Babesiosis Test?

This test may be ordered if you have symptoms of Babesiosis. Symptoms may include:

  1. Headache
  2. Muscle pain
  3. Anorexia
  4. Nonproductive cough (mucus is not coughed up)
  5. Arthralgias (noninflammatory joint pain, unlike arthritis, which is inflammatory)
  6. Nausea
  7. Vomiting
  8. Sore throat
  9. Abdominal pain
  10. Pink eye
  11. Photophobia (abnormal intolerance to visual perception of light)

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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