About Babesia parasite
What is a Babesia Parasite?
Babesia is a parasite carried by ticks which can infect red blood cells (RBCs). The parasite can infect people through tick bites and causes RBCs to burst. Babesiosis is a rare, potentially life-threatening infection caused by the babesia parasite. Symptoms include headaches, abdominal pain, fatigue and chills. A more severe complication is the development of haemolytic anaemia which results from the destruction of RBCs exceeding production.
Why take the test?
This test will investigate the presence of the babesia parasite in the blood and help diagnose babesiosis.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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