Diagnostic Testing Service

Babesia spp. (PCS012)

Specimen type

EDTA whole blood


  • Babesiosis is a widespread disease that impacts both domestic and wild animals, along with humans. It is caused by Babesia parasites, which are protozoan piroplasms. In dogs, these parasites invade and destroy red blood cells. Among dogs, prevalent Babesia species include the large forms like B. canis, B. vogeli, and B. rossi, as well as the samll forms, more aggressive ones like B. gibsoni, which pose challenges in treatment.
  • Despite treatment efforts and apparent recovery, dogs may experience recurrent bouts of the disease. Babesia spp. detects the infection of Babesia in dogs.