Pneumoniae and Chronic Fatigue

Diagnostic Tests for Pneumoniae and Chronic Fatigue

One of the causative agents of pneumoniae is an infection with the rod-shaped bacteria, Chlamydophila pneumoniae. This bacteria accounts for 10 percent of community-acquired pneumoniae in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 50 percent of people in the United States have evidence of past infection with C. pneumoniae by the age of 20. In addition to pneumoniae, infection with C. pneumoniae can less-commonly cause bronchitis, atherosclerosis, and COPD. C. pneumoniae is also linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The diagnosis should be considered for patients with symptoms resembling Lyme or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that have tested negative for Lyme disease and Relapsing Fever Borreliosis. Diagnosing physicians should use clinical symptoms along with laboratory tests to determine if these patients have C. pneumoniae infection or a tick-borne infection.

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Collection Kits

Compatible with Samples Other than Blood or Urine

Misc. Collection Kit

The Miscellaneous Collection Kit is compatible with tick-borne disease tests that require samples other than blood or urine, such as cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), tissue, placenta or breast milk.

Compatible with All Tests that Require Blood

Blood Collection Kit

The Blood Collection Kit is compatible with most of the tick-borne disease tests and panels. The panels are usually the most comprehensive available for testing for Borreliosis/Lyme disease as well as co-infection(s) with other tick-borne illnesses.

Compatible with All Tests that Require Urine

Urine Collection Kit

The Urine Collection Kit is compatible with all tick-borne disease tests that require urine samples. These tests are particularly useful during the acute phase of a tick-borne disease infection before antibodies are present as well as for seronegative patients, patients with vague symptoms of long duration, and previously-treated patients with recurring symptoms.

Receipt of payment for the testing and a signed Requisition Form is required upon submission of patient's test specimen to IGeneX, with the exception of Medicare patients.