High Definition Tick-Borne Panel(HD-TBP)
Whole blood analysis of genetic material of tick-borne pathogens.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a commonly used laboratory technique for the diagnosis of a wide variety of genetic testing and infectious diseases. The PCR can detect the DNA of microbial pathogens such as bacteria and viruses in clinical specimens with high sensitivity. PCR is a technique where specific fragments of DNA can be amplified which validates the presence of DNA or RNA of pathogens in a patient’s specimen.
The new Infectolab Americas tick-borne panel tests for the presence of the 9 pathogen groups listed below and the technique we employ is very specific and highly sensitive and more information is published by Blake et al in Journal of Clinical Microbiology Volume 57 in November 2019.
UNMATCHED PORTFOLIO OF PCR SCREENING
Borrelia spp (B. burgdorferi and B. mayonii)
Ehrlichia muris eauclarensis
Tick borne relaspsing fever group (B.hermsii, B.parkeri,
and B turicatae)
QUALITY OF THE TESTING
The most comprehensive Tick-Borne pathogen panel available on the market
Overnight shipment to our lab ensures optimal specimen stability
Highly sensitive at identifying the disease during the acute phase which enables timely treatment protocols