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  • Information on Travelers’ Diseases and Tests for Them

    The term “travelers’ diseases” is an inclusive category for any sort of infection or illness that one might acquire while traveling, particularly when going from a well-developed region into a less-developed one. There are specific health risks associated with any given travel destination. Whenever you plan a trip to a different country or region, take

  • Lab Testing for Babesiosis

    Babesiosis is an infection of the blood which is caused by a parasite known as Babesia. It is found in the United States in people who have been bitten by an infected black-legged tick, or ‘deer tick,’ as they are also known. The ticks that are most likely to spread it are very small, young

  • Lyme Disease and Related Laboratory Tests

    Lyme disease is a type of infection that is caused by the bacteria Borrelia mayonii and Borrelia burgdorferi. This infection is primarily spread to humans via infected deer tick bites. They are also referred to as black-legged ticks. A person who is bitten by an infected tick might end up with an inflammatory condition. The

  • Antibody Tests For The Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

    Typically, the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes mild to moderate illnesses. Epstein-Barr virus blood tests detect antibodies for EBV within the blood and help to establish an EBV infection diagnosis. The Epstein-Barr virus is a very common infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that most individuals in the United States at some