Detects tick-borne pathogen DNA Rickettsiales species (Ehrlichia canis, E. chaffeensis, E. ewingii, Rickettsia rickettsii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum); Borrelia species (B. burgdorferi, B. hermsii, B. parkeri, B. turicatae); and Babesia species (B. gibsoni, B. canis, B. caballi) by real-time PCR (qPCR).
Lyme Borreliosis (Borrelia burgdorferi) DNA is not typically detected in peripheral blood , even when Lyme disease is the cause of clinical signs. This PCR for Borrelia species is offered for the detection of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Borrelia spp. and for identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in ticks, tissues, and body fluids (joint fluids, CSF, etc.).