What is the role of urinalysis in the workup of babesiosis?

Updated: Apr 01, 2021
  • Author: Rachel E Strength, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Urinalysis should be performed to check for hemoglobinuria. The degree of hemoglobinuria is related to the intensity of the Babesia infection. Urinalysis may also reveal proteinuria, and a dark color may be present.


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