Educational Case: A Case of Transfusion-Transmitted Babesiosis: Diagnostic Perspectives Across the Clinical Laboratory

Acad Pathol. 2020 Sep 18;7:2374289520951929. doi: 10.1177/2374289520951929. eCollection Jan-Dec 2020.


The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see

Keywords: apheresis; babesiosis; diagnostic medicine; malaria; microbiology; pathology competencies; transfusion medicine; transfusion-transmitted infection.