ANAPLASMOSIS

Anaplasmosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum. These bacteria are spread to people by tick bites primarily from the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus).

People with anaplasmosis will often have fever, headache, chills, and muscle aches. Doxycycline is the drug of choice for adults and children of all ages with anaplasmosis.

HGA IFA - IgG

Optimal range: 0 - 40 titer

The Anaplasma phagocytophilum (HGA) IFA is used to detect antibodies to Anaplasma phagocytophilum in human serum.

E. chaffeensis and A. phagocytophilum are carried by the same ticks that have also been known to cause Babesiosis, Bartonellosis and Lyme disease. Patients with positive titers should also be tested for other tick-borne diseases.

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HGA IFA - IgM

Optimal range: 0 - 20 titer

The Anaplasma phagocytophilum (HGA) IFA is used to detect antibodies to Anaplasma phagocytophilum in human serum.

E. chaffeensis and A. phagocytophilum are carried by the same ticks that have also been known to cause Babesiosis, Bartonellosis and Lyme disease. Patients with positive titers should also be tested for other tick-borne diseases.

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