Human Health Testing

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One Health researchers around the world study diseases that affect both humans and animals.

Approximately 75% of emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans). Vectors (e.g., fleas, ticks, lice, biting flies, etc.) play an important role in transmitting zoonotic infections. Individuals at high-risk of acquiring Bartonella infection include those who work or live with animals, or those with high exposure to fleas, ticks, lice, and biting flies. Stealth infections like Bartonella are increasingly implicated in complex chronic disease syndromes, yet are extremely difficult to diagnose accurately. Many of these infections can be transmitted to humans by companion animals, including dogs, cats, horses, and other pets. To learn more about the emerging research and clinical picture for bartonellosis in animals and people, please see our free medical webinar, Understanding Bartonella.

FIND IT. TREAT IT. PREVENT IT.

We offer a growing menu of molecular and serology test options for Human Health. Please see our Test Menu & Pricing for details. We file insurance claims for Medicare and private insurance providers on an out-of-network basis. We also provide Clinicians Consults to support test interpretation. See below for details on how to order.

NOW OFFERING LYME BORRELIA SEROLOGY TESTING

How to order:

Step 1 – Order a Specimen Kit.
All test orders must be ordered by a licensed medical practitioner. Be sure to fill out the Kit Request Form and email or fax it to us. Once we receive your order form, we will mail you the kit.  The specimen kit will include detailed instructions on sample collection and shipping, blood tubes, all required test forms, and shipping materials.

Step 2 – Collect the Sample.
All samples must be collected aseptically.  Please review our Specimen Collection form for additional details.  Laboratory regulations require that specimen tubes be labeled properly with at least two identifiers.  Please ensure that tubes are correctly labeled so that we can process them immediately upon receipt.

Step 3 – Complete all the required forms.
The specimen kit includes the following forms – Human Health Test Request Form and the Medicare ABN.  Laboratory regulations require that the test request form be filled out with patient/sample detail.

Step 4 – Pack and Ship the Specimen.
Pack the specimen along with the required forms following the enclosed Shipping Instructions. Ship overnight to our physical address in Research Triangle Park, NC.  Please DO NOT SHIP USPS as USPS does not deliver packages to our location. Shipping regulations require that clinical samples be triple packed and properly labelled (e.g., UN 2733 Category B Biological Samples). Please see FedEx or UPS for detailed requirements.  Specimens must be protected from high heat to ensure viability for culture.  DO NOT USE COURIER DROP BOXES.  

International orders and orders from New York State, please contact us directly for special instructions.

Patient Stories

Check out the patients who have benefited from our highly sensitive and specific diagnostic testing for Bartonella infection.

LauraLaura (22), veterinary technician
Prior Diagnosis: Bipolar Disorder/Schizophrenia
Symptoms: vision loss, hallucinations, mood swings
AxelAxel (2), toddler
Prior Diagnosis: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Symptoms: rash, sinusitis, light sensitivity, fatigue, joint pain
LaurenLauren (34), veterinarian
Prior Diagnosis: POTS, Fibromyalgia
Symptoms: dizziness, extreme fatigue, memory loss, aches and pains, impaired vision
HansHans (20), student
Prior Diagnosis: Hypotension
Symptoms: allergies, insomnia, headaches, light sensitivity, memory loss, fatigue, anxiety, depression
JohnJohn (53), veterinarian
Prior Diagnosis: Multiple Sclerosis
Symptoms: numbness, fatigue, motor problems
SharonSharon (49), small business owner
Prior Diagnosis: Lupus
Symptoms: back pain, extreme fatigue, numb hands/feet, short term memory loss
JosephJoseph (61), veterinarian
Prior Diagnosis: Asthma and COPD
Symptoms: headaches, fatigue, recurring fever, cough, hand tremors, memory loss