Blood Analysis (CPT 87207)
This test is run for patients with a history of being bit by bloodsucking insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, lice, Triatoma bugs, or fleas looking for parasites such as malaria Trypanosoma, Wuchereria, Brugia, Loa, or Onchocerca. We identify 2 species of Babesia (American malaria, an important co-infection of Lyme) usually found in Northeast America in cases with a history of Ixodes ticks bites. Other species of ticks have spread the infection elsewhere in the country. Additionally, metabolic dysfunctions such as vitamin deficiencies, free radical damage, pancreatic and liver disorders detectable from blood cell abnormalities are reported. The testing package is included.