Tickborne Complete 1.0 DBS (No PCR)

R11,495.00

  • Tickborne diseases have more than doubled in 13 years and are 77% of all vector-borne disease reports
    • The most common tickborne diseases (TBDs) are Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Bartonella infections, Ehrlichiosis, Rickettsiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), and Lyme disease
  • Lyme Disease accounts for the majority (82%) of all tickborne disease cases

Ticks usually need between 24 and 72 hours to effectively transmit any diseases they are carrying and, if found in time on the host, can be removed before they transmit infectious microorganisms to the host.

Because many symptoms of tickborne diseases are generic or mimic other conditions, these diseases often go undiagnosed for months, increasing the suffering and disease progression of the patient.

SKU: VIB 002 Category:

Description

Tickborne diseases can be acquired throughout the world from a variety of ticks, which carry and pass on different microorganisms to humans and animals. Symptoms may be generic and have overlap with other conditions, and therefore, be difficult to associate with a tickborne disease.

Symptoms Associated with Tickborne Diseases Include:

  • Fever and/or chills
  • headache
  • Bell’s palsy
  • neck stiffness
  • fatigue
  • muscle or joint aches/pains
  • GI symptoms : nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • rash
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • change in cognitive or psychological status
  • anemia
  • enlarged, tender lymph nodes
  • painful abdomen
  • dizziness or shortness of breath
  • numbness or weakness in limbs

Tickborne disease symptoms and disease progression can also often be more severe in the elderly and immunocompromised.

About the test

The Vibrant Immunochip is made from recombinant proteins of several species of Borrelia burgdorferi, and not just from B31 used by other western blot tests. Vibrant criteria for detection has higher sensitivity and specificity than the two-tier testing by CDC criteria, as demonstrated by internal studies. This eliminates doubt for clinicians.

The Vibrant Tickborne Diseases panel is the first of its kind to be run on a silicon micro-array platform, providing the highest level of specificity and sensitivity in the industry for detecting tickborne diseases.

Patients often present with a range of non-specific symptoms that may be Lyme, or other conditions that have symptom overlap. Patients with diagnosed Lyme may also experience resurgence of symptoms, which might suggest co-infections. Co-infections are complex and should be included in an initial screen of Lyme and related illnesses.

Vibrant has the most comprehensive antibody (indirect) and DNA (direct) test for detection of Lyme and co-infections that, in most cases, can assist the clinician in assessing these situations and lead to the correct diagnosis.

Markers Measured

Vibrant is committed to providing resources to advanced medical providers in the field of infectious micro-organisms. A thorough and greatly expanded test menu is now available for tickborne diseases, and opportunistic infections commonly found in humans.

All Vibrant Tickborne testing is performed on our proprietary microarray platform:

  • Chemiluminescence-based assay on the Vibrant platform enables the detection of lower level of antibodies in comparison to ELISAEnhanced IgM for early detection
  • Nested amplifications enable up to 16000 fold increase in amplification in comparisonto traditional methods
  • Fully automated technology eliminates inter-sample variability
  • High reproducibility due to high automation

Tickborne Complete 1.0 DBS (No PCR)

Lyme Plus TBRF (IgG & IgM)

  • Borrelia burgdorferi VlsE1
  • Borrelia burgdorferi C6 peptide
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p18 (DbpB)
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p23-25 (OspC)
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p28
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p30
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p31 (OspA)
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p34 (OspB)
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p39 (BmpA)
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p41
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p45
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p58
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p66
  • Borrelia burgdorferi p83-93
  • Borrelia burgdoferi B31 WCS
  • Borrelia burgdoferi 297 WCS
  • Borrelia mayonii
  • Borrelia afzelii BmpA
  • Borrelia afzelii DbpA
  • Borrelia afzelii OspA
  • Borrelia afzelii OspC
  • Borrelia afzelii p100
  • Borrelia garinii DbpA
  • Borrelia garinii OspC
  • Borrelia bavariensis DbpA
  • Borrelia bavariensis p58
  • Borrelia bavariensis VlsE1
  • Borrelia spielmanii DbpA
  • Borrelia spielmanii OspC
  • Borrelia hermsii
  • Borrelia turicatae
  • Borrelia miyamotoi
  • Borrelia andersonii
  • Borrelia maritima
  • Borrelia californiensis
  • Borrelia bissettiae
  • Borrelia lusitaniae
  • Borrelia valaisiana
  • Borrelia yangtzensis
  • Borrelia turcica