WHAT IS A PCR TICK PANEL?
The PCR Tick Panel tests for four (4) tick-borne diseases:
Rickettsiosis (aka Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever)
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF THE TICK PANEL?
WHY DO I NEED TO BE TESTED FOR THE DISEASES WITHIN THE TICK PANEL?
Tick bites often go unnoticed, making tick-borne illnesses sometimes challenging to diagnose. Without proper treatment, some of these diseases can be fatal. Typical symptoms include but are not limited to:
• Abdominal Pain
• Bleeding Disorders
• Difficulty Breathing
• Muscle Pain
The initial diagnosis is made based on clinical signs and symptoms, and medical history, and can later be confirmed by using specialized laboratory tests. Death can occur if not treated.
ARE THERE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TICK PANEL?
Other relevant lab tests
Bartonella Single or Triple Draw
Comprehensive Bartonella Plus Tick Panel
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY TEST RESULTS?
Test results take approximately two (2) weeks after your specimen has been collected.
WHAT ARE THE TEST RANGES FOR EACH OF THE DISEASES TESTED FOR IN THE TICK PANEL?
Positive or Negative. Positive results include DNA sequence identification of species detected.
Indeterminate PCR, Indeterminate Sequence – A positive PCR was obtained. However, DNA sequencing was not successful and repeat PCR was negative.
IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE POSITIVE, WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE?
Please consult with your Primary Care Physician or Infectious Disease Specialist if your test results are positive.