1. Bartonella: A Multi-Systemic Health Concern

    Please join us in Cambridge, Maryland this month as Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, Dr. Bob Mozayeni and Dr. Ann Corson present on the emerging science and new clinical understandings of Bartonella spp infection in both human and animal medicine. The conference is intended for medical professionals (technical content), but is open to the public. CME credits and certificates are ava…Read More

  2. Free Webinar: Understanding Bartonella

    Bartonella infections are increasingly implicated in complex chronic disease syndromes, yet are extremely difficult to diagnose accurately. The purpose of this webinar is to raise awareness about Bartonella; its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Medical, veterinary and public health professionals will benefit from attending this webinar. Speakers include subject matte…Read More

  3. Now Offering Novel PCR Tests for Tick-borne Disease

    We have taken the novel PCR design we developed for Bartonella spp detection and are now offering novel PCR tests for tick-borne disease – Anaplasma spp, Babesia/Theileria spp, Ehrlichia spp and Rickettsia spp.  And we have more coming, all targeting pathogens implicated in chronic inflammatory diseases.  Stay tuned!…Read More

  4. Snow shuts down Triangle businesses today

    Snow is rare in NC and all business stops because the city does not have extensive snow management systems in place to enable transportation.  Galaxy is closed today and Fedex operations are suspended.  Please save sample shipments for tomorrow. Great impromptu tribute to the snow from Elizabeth South ’s Facebook page!!…Read More

  5. Learn more about Bartonella Infection

    Shortly after their discovery in HIV patients in the 1980’s, Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana were confirmed by CDC researchers as the key agents behind Cat Scratch Disease and Trench Fever.  Emerging researchimplicates up to 10 newly discovered species of Bartonella in human and animal disease.  Bartonella infections can be a serious problem for those …Read More

  6. How Bartonella Infection Affects Everyday Life

    Many thanks to Lena Miremonde for an excellent interview with Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt earlier this month.  Lena explored the origins of Dr. Breitschwerdt’s Bartonella research program at NC State University, the development of the BAPGM medium as a diagnostic tool, and the founding of Galaxy Diagnostics. Interview with Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, Lena Live Podcast, BBS Radio,…Read More

  7. Happy Holidays!!

    HOLIDAY HOURS: Closed Dec 25-26, 2014 and Jan 1-2, 2015.  Thank you all for a great year!  We continue to work toward our mission to offer the highest quality tests for chronic infectious disease and to educate the public about the risks of Bartonella spp infection through our “Healthy Pets, Healthy Families” program.  To that end, we are happy to announce a few k…Read More

  8. Choosing the Best Bartonella Test Method

    Which Bartonella test method is best? We get this question all the time.  Unfortunately, the answer is a bit complicated.  The current CDC-recommended standard of care is IFA serology testing or, in some circumstances, PCR.  However, both approaches are severely limited when it comes to atypical CSD (cat scratch disease) and other Bartonella sp infections. So we made…Read More

  9. Bartonella, an occupational hazard for veterinarians?

    A recent study published in the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases by researchers at Duke University and NC State University suggests that veterinarians and veterinary technicians are at higher risk for Bartonella spp infection than non-veterinary workers. Bartonella spp DNA was detected in 32 (28%) of the 114 veterinary subjects using BAPGM enrichment and …Read More

  10. A One Health Perspective on Bartonellosis

    Check out a video highlighting Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt’s One Health Perspective on Bartonellosis – aka Cat Scratch Disease and other Bartonella spp infections – from the 2014 NorVect Conference. Bartonella spp are stealth pathogens with the ability to evade immune response and invade a broad range of cells in the body, including CD4 progenitor cells in the bone marro…Read More