1. A Few More Ways To Prevent Tick Bites

    Welcome back to our blog series on preventing tick bites. In our previous blog, we touched on proper insect repellent and understanding your surroundings. Today, we’ll provide some more details and things to remember as you’re trying to protect yourself from ticks. While treatment for Lyme disease is available, it can take awhile to fully recover — and in some rare c…Read More

  2. Galaxy Co-Founder Presenting At The International Conference And Public Debate On Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

    Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, Galaxy Diagnostics co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, is presenting a lecture on Bartonella at the International Conference on chronic inflammatory disorders - Special attention to Alzheimer’s disease, organized by the Prevention Alzheimer International Foundation. The conference is being held October 10-13, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The ti…Read More

  3. Bartonella Webinar Now Available on Public Health Training Websites

    The “Understanding #Bartonella: A One Health Perspective” webinar produced by the One Health Commission, The North Carolina State University Vector-Borne Disease Lab and Galaxy Diagnostics is now available on the Public Health Foundation (PHF) training website and CDC TRAIN.  The link directly to the webinar is below:   https://www.train.org/main/course/1078764/…Read More

  4. Protect Yourself From Tick Bites

    Galaxy Diagnostics offers premier pathogenic testing, including everything from Lyme disease lab tests to bartonellosis and more. We have some of the most advanced testing kits on the market to help truly target these infections, and give you the diagnosis you need, in order to get the proper treatment you deserve. We are committed to providing you with exceptional pathoge…Read More

  5. Galaxy Diagnostics Awarded Phase I SBIR Grant

    September 20th, 2018 Grant will support development of advanced molecular diagnostics for confirmation of Bartonella spp. infection in endocarditis patients RTP, N.C.- Galaxy Diagnostics, an infectious disease diagnostics company specializing in flea and tick-borne disease testing, is pleased to announce the award of Phase I grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood I…Read More

  6. Create A Tick-Free Yard

    Ticks can be found almost everywhere in the world, at nearly every elevation. From the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic shore, you can bet that, given the right conditions, ticks will be present. As they transmit a number of diseases — such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever — we know it’s important to be as safe as possible when dealing with ticks. The …Read More

  7. Galaxy Co-Founder Awarded Global One Health Award

    In recognition of their research on Bartonellosis, in particular "atypical manifestations in people and, in particular, veterinary health care providers," Ed Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM, Chief Scientific Officer here at Galaxy Diagnostics and Christopher Woods, MD, MPH of Duke University School of Medicine have been awarded the 2018 Global One Health Award by the World Sma…Read More

  8. Hurricane Weather Alert

    Our lab will be closed on Friday, September 14 due to potentially dangerous conditions caused by Hurricane Florence. We expect to be back in the office by 9am Monday, September. We will post updates on our website and social media if conditions turn out worse than expected. Please hold all sample shipments until Monday, September 17. If you have questions, you can contact …Read More

  9. Tick-Borne Diseases in Humans and Animals

    Ticks are much more than an itchy irritant searching for a blood meal. They are tiny creatures that pack a big punch by being very efficient vectors, tied only with mosquitos for the number of diseases they can effectively carry and transmit. Ticks pose a serious health threat to both humans and animals and the transmission of transferring diseases between humans and anima…Read More