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Table 2 Defining babesiosis disease state based upon Babesia FISH, IFA and microscopic examination of Giemsa–stained patient blood smears

From: A novel quantitative PCR detects Babesia infection in patients not identified by currently available non-nucleic acid amplification tests

  Giemsa-staining and Microscopy
Positive Negative Not tested/Indefinite Total
FISH/IFA Positive 0 1 36 37a (19.3%)
Negative 0 7 128 135 (70.3%)
Not tested 16 4 0 20 (10.4%)
Total 16a (8.3%) 12 (6.3%) 164 (85.4%) 192
  1. aIndicates the assignment of positive babesiosis state