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Ehrlichiosis is an infectious disease transmitted by the bite of a tick.
Ehrlichiosis is caused by bacteria that belong to the family called Rickettsiae. Rickettsial bacteria cause a number of serious diseases worldwide, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and typhus. All of these diseases are spread to humans by a tick, flea, or mite bite.
Ehrlichia bacteria can be carried by ticks, which can also cause Lyme disease.
The time between the tick bite and when symptoms occur is about 7 - 9 days. This is called the incubation period.
Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis
Fine pinhead-sized areas of bleeding in the skin (petechial rash)
Flat red rash (maculopapular rash)
General ill feeling (malaise)
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Ehrlichiosis Antibodies blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Ehrlichiosis Antibodies test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Ehrlichiosis Antibodies test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Ehrlichiosis Antibodies test results.
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