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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

Part 2



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July 2010


Welcome to Mayo Medical Laboratories' Hot Topics. These presentations provide short discussions of current topics and may be helpful to you in your practice.

Our speaker for this program is Dr. Bobbi Pritt, Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Director of the Clinical Virology and Parasitology Laboratories in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic. In Part 2, Dr. Pritt provides an overview of the molecular methods available for detection and diagnosis of tick-borne infections. In Part 1, which is also posted, Dr. Matthew Binnicker discusses the conventional methods available for detection and diagnosis of tick-borne infections.

In this presentation, we’ll discuss the molecular approaches to diagnosis of tick-borne infections, with an emphasis on how PCR can be used to confirm or supplement conventional methods of diagnosis, such as serologic tests. This presentation is a follow-up to the hot topic given by Dr. Binnicker on conventional diagnostic methods of tick-borne disease.

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