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A New Approach to Overcome Low Detection Limits. Over millions of years, tick borne pathogens have adapted to the host in a way that ensures their survival. They evolved and developed strategies to evade as well as down-regulate the immune response and also hide in tissues to avoid being attacked by immune cells, antibodies, complement, and other immune reactive elements. The evolution of those stealth pathogens introduced many challenges to laboratories trying to diagnose infections with tick borne pathogens.

We recognize that the copy numbers can be extremely low in whole blood and even in tissues. Our strategy is to amplify the target before trying to detect a signal. We offer an enrichment protocol that allows those fastidious organisms to propagate to larger numbers over a 10 day incubation period, thereby making it easier for laboratory scientists to detect them using state of the art Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction detection platforms.

Please call our main Laboratory Number to request an enrichment medium. For more details download the brochure from the link on top.

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