Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)
Analysis of the tick for TBE (Tick-borne encephalitis) pathogens.
TBE analysis involves two analyses – firstly, verification that it really is a tick (Ixodes ricinus) and whether TBE viruses are present in the saliva of the tick. Both analyses are performed on RNA and DNA level by real-time PCR method.
The analysis takes a maximum of three working days after the arrival of the tick.