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Blood Donation Screening for Babesia Microti by Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and by Indirect Flourescent Antibody (IFA) Assays

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Trial Conditions
  • Transfusion Transmitted Babesiosis
What is the purpose of this trial?

Both prospective and retrospective (look back) study of blood donors for laboratory evidence of babesia microti infection. Two laboratory methodologies will be utilized: 1. - Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), to look for the presence of B.microti in whole blood 2. - Indirect Flourescent Antibody (IFA), to look for significant titers of B.microti antibody

Date & Status


Who can Participate?


16 and older



Inclusion Criteria:

- same as for donating blood

Exclusion Criteria:

- donor refusal to sign informed consent for this investigational babesia testing

Gender: Both
Steward Physician(s)
  • Philip J Molloy, MD
Trial Interventions
  • B.microti blood tests
  • B.microti blood tests
Physician Researcher

Investigator Name:

  • Philip J Molloy, MD

Other Information

Sponsor: Imugen
Phase: Phase 3
Trial ID: NCT01525030
Volunteers:  Accepting Healthy Volunteers

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