1. 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

  2. Teaching Kids Pet Safety

    Nearly always, pets are extraordinarily beloved and cherished by everyone in the family. Everyone wants to snuggle, play with, and hang out with the fluffy, furry, and adorable animals we bring into our homes. We usually assume that adults simply have common sense when it comes to handling animals, but this isn’t always the case — and more than anything, how anyone int…Read More

  3. Keep Animals Safe This Summer

    The clocks turn forward, the trees start to green up, the days seem longer — the signs of warmer months are upon us, and spring and summer are, thankfully, on their way. This is an excellent time of year for us all (unless, maybe, you live in Arizona), and our Dobermans and dachshunds are sure to agree. With all the loveliness of getting outside, there is an unfortunate …Read More

  4. Preventing Human Illness From Animal Contact

    We love our pooches and pups and felines and other pets, and want to be around them as much as possible. Those lovable creatures are more than just animals—they’re a part of the family. Yet just as a young child can pass on diseases to adults, or when one person in the family is sick and the rest soon follow suit, the same can take place with our pets. The medical team…Read More

  5. Welcome!

    Welcome to the new website for Galaxy Diagnostics! Stay tuned for our latest updates!…Read More

  6. Tick Testing for Tick-borne Diseases?

    Have you wondered what might be in that tick you pulled off your leg or off your dog?  Sometimes the least expensive approach to determining disease exposure is testing the tick you carefully removed and saved, just in case. We receive requests for tick testing services regularly. While we don’t do tick testing at Galaxy, there a few labs that do tick testing around t…Read More

  7. Cat Scratch Disease Findings from CDC study

    An important new study on Cat Scratch Disease (CSD) was recently published by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the journal Emerging Infectious Disease. CSD is an acute infection with the bacteria Bartonella henselae and characterized by acute fever and persistent swollen lymph nodes. Based on an analysis of 9 years of private health insura…Read More

  8. What is Bartonellosis?

    Bartonellosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria in the genus Bartonella. Bartonellosis causes similar disease manifestations in cats, dogs, horses, humans and potentially other wild and domestic animals. Popularly known as the key agents causing Cat Scratch Disease (Bartonellahenselae) or Trench Fever (Bartonella quintana), Bartonella species (spp.) are ve…Read More

  9. Severe Weather Advisory – Jan 21, 2016

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe winter weather advisory for NC and much of the eastern United States.  While we expect to be open tomorrow, Friday, Jan 22nd, we are advising our clients to NOT ship samples to Galaxy Diagnostics Thursday to avoid delivery delays. Please refrigerate and hold your samples for overnight shipment on Monday. Check here for …Read More

  10. Happy Holidays!! 2015 saw a lot of progress!

    Our lab will be closed Thu, Dec 24 and Fri, Dec 25, 2015 and Fri, Jan 1, 2016.  Please store any samples collected Wed, Dec 23 or Thu, Dec 31 in the refrigerator for shipment the following Monday. Great progress in 2015!! We saw significant advances in 2015 in Bartonella research findings and in awareness about the importance of Bartonellosis (Bartonella spp infection) …Read More