Upcoming testing for other tick-borne diseases

Beyond Lyme disease, Canadian ticks can carry over 300 different species of microbes. Of these species, only a subset are associated with diseases in humans. Geneticks is in the process of expanding its diagnostics to include another 9 species of pathogens associated with human diseases. These pathogens are:

  1. Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Human granulocytic anaplasmosis)
  2. Babesia microti (Babesiosis)
  3. Babesia duncani (Babesiosis)
  4. Bartonella spp. (Bartonellosis)
  5. Ehrlichia chafeensis (Human monocytic ehrlichiosis)
  6. Ehrlichia ewingii (Ehrlichiosis)
  7. Ehrlichia canis (Ehrlichiosis)
  8. Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever)
  9. Francisella tularensis (Tularemia)

We will continue to update our testing options as these diagnostics become available.