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Tick-Borne Disease Testing at Mayo Medical Laboratories

May 2012

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Bobbi S. Pritt, MD, Director of the Clinical Virology and Parasitology Laboratories in the Division of Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, discusses tick-borne diseases and how:

  • The expansion of the geographic range of ticks in the United States exposes more of the population to tick-borne disease.
  • This expansion increases the importance of physicians recognizing who to test, which test to use, and when to test.
  • Mayo Medical Laboratories offers a full menu of tick-borne disease tests that are organized in a way that makes sense for the physician and the patient.
  • Physicians and laboratorians are encouraged to contact Mayo Medical Laboratories with any questions about which tests are most appropriate for which patients.