The test consists in detecting the presence of DNA of Gram-negative bacteria Anaplasma phagocytophilum (previously known as Ehrlichia), which is an etiology factor of a disease called human granulocytic anaplasmosis.
The bacteria gets to the blood stream together with secretion and saliva of a tick scavenging on human skin, perinatal infection is also possible as well as infection resulting from the exposure to infected blood. It has been examined that in Europe in case of approximately 30% of patients, infection with anaplasma coexists with tick-borne encephalitis or the Lyme disease. Quick and accurate diagnosis allows you to immediate implementation of treatment or to avoid detrimental antibiotic treatment.
Test material: tick
Transfer method: Put a tick on a wet cosmetic petal, pack it in a plastic wrap or a tight bag (preferably stringed bag)
Testing method: Real-Time PCR
Delivery date: up to 7 working days (for an extra fee /200zl/ the delivery date is up to 48 hours after delivery sample to the laboratory)