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jlcd1
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My cousin has been in the hospital for almost 2 weeks in NC and they're gonna kill her because they're so ignorant. Thanks for the help
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I have had dozens of babesia tests at many labs and the only one that ever showed positive was Lab Corps -- but only once in about a dozen tests there.

Sorry about your cousin. I'm in NC and i totally understand what she is up against here -- Lyme disease only exists in the Northeast -- heard it from an immunologist just this morning.

Good luck

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I've tested positive at three or four labs for babesia antibodies. But what is the best lab for finding the parasite in blood smears? Don't you need both?
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Clongen ?? I think that's the one that does the smears.

Igenex if you can't do that one.

I hope they can help her, jlcd!

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I have 'heard' the Igenex FISH test for Babesia is pretty good.

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jlcd1
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Thanks everyone
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Fry laboratories does testing as well.

I have heard that blood smears are really hard to identify with babesia!

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I test positive with Igenix igg and on the fish
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