These diseases are both tick transmitted and although there is evidence that some species exist in Australia, the main human pathogens Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Ehrlichia chafeensis are yet to be identified in Australia.
For these diseases our laboratory offers:
Our IFA is specific for the above mentioned pathogens.
Our PCR will detect most members of these genuses.
The culture assays are designed to isolate most of these species and can take up to 12 weeks.