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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

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Tick-Borne PCR Panel

Slide 38

July 2010

The tick borne PCR panel consisted of assays for Babesia microti which was negative, Borrelia burgdorferi which was also negative, and finally Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species and this was positive. So just as a reminder, Ehrlichia chaffeensis is the agent of human monocytic ehrlichiosis, otherwise known as HME and Anaplasma phagocytophilum causes a disease called human granulocytic anaplasmosis, otherwise known as HGA. Lastly, there is Ehrlichia ewingii which causes human ewingii ehrlichiosis and this PCR would detect all three of these organisms.

Tick-Borne PCR Panel

 


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