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A Rapid and Precise Diagnostic Test for the Detection of Babesiosis in Dogs



Babesiosis is the diseased state caused by the protozoal (single celled) parasites of the genus Babesia. Infection in a dog may occur by tick transmission, direct transmission via blood transfer from dog bites, blood transfusions, or transplacental transmission. The most common mode of transmission is by tick bite, as the Babesia parasite uses the tick as a reservoir to reach host mammals. The incubation period averages about two weeks, but symptoms may remain mild and some cases are not diagnosed for months to years.

B. canis — B. canis is distributed worldwide, and there are 3 subspecies based on genetic, biologic, and geographic data. B. canis vogeli has been reported in the U.S., Africa, Asia, and Australia. B. canis rossi is the most virulent and is present in Africa. B. canis canis has been reported in Europe.

B. gibsoni — B. gibsoni is a small piroplasm that infects dogs; worldwide distribution; emerging disease in the U.S.


The symptoms of a canine babesiosis infection may vary including:

  • Lack of energy
  • Lack of appetite
  • Pale gums
  • Fever
  • Enlarged abdomen





Using a proprietary Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology, the QubeMDx performs the detection of CANINE BABESIOSIS in only 15 minutes.


The QubeMDx is a real Point-of-Care solution that empowers the veterinarian with the right information, at the right time, so they can make the right decision and provide the best course of treatment for the animal.

  • Instant Detection of Babesia Canis and Babesia Gibsoni.
  • High Accuracy and Specificity.
  • Shorter Turnaround Time.
  • Faster Medical Decision.

solution advantages



Fast : 15 minutes to result

Read the results, provide a diagnosis, and start the treatment within the same visit.


Accuracy comparable to reference laboratory tests for a more confident diagnosis.

Cost Effective

Only a fraction of the price of current solutions to save money with each test with affordable reagents.

User Friendly

Simplified sample preparation, intuitive interface, and easy to read results to reduce training time and increase confidence.


Simplified sample preparation, intuitive interface, and easy to read results to reduce training time and increase confidence.









Liu, I., Chi, N., Chang, C. et al. A novel PCR-based point-of-care method enables rapid, sensitive and reliable diagnosis of Babesia gibsoni infection in dogs. BMC Vet Res 15, 428 (2019)


We at Credo Diagnostics Biomedical pioneer accessible diagnostic platforms to improve the lives of those we love. We believe providing the right information to the right people at the right time leads to better outcomes.