Expanding Geographic Range Increases Importance of Testing for Tick-Borne Diseases

In the United States, major tick-borne diseases include Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Historically, only certain pockets of the United States posed a risk for tick-borne disease. However, the geographic range of ticks has expanded and large areas of the population are now at risk. Because of this increased risk, it is important that physicians recognize who to test, when to test, and what test to use.

Click here for a printable version of our acute tick-borne disease testing algorithm.

Below, Bobbi Pritt, M.D., discusses more on tick-borne diseases.

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This post was authored by the Marketing Team at Mayo Clinic Laboratories.