Rabies, Rickettsia and Related Zoonotic Diseases

Laboratory Details

Division:
Zoonotics and Special Pathogens
Address:
1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3R2
Phone:
(204) 789-7037
Fax:
(204) 789-2140
Description:

The Rabies, Rickettsia and Related Zoonotic Diseases Section undertakes research, surveillance and diagnostic activities for rickettsial diseases, a family of bacterial pathogens that can be transmitted to humans by ticks, fleas and lice. The Section aims to reduce the risk to humans of exposure to rickettsial diseases and to enable accurate laboratory diagnosis and appropriate treatment in cases of rickettsial infection. The Rabies, Rickettsia and Related Zoonotic Diseases section performs serological and molecular diagnostic testing for rickettsial agents, including spotted fever and typhus group rickettsiae, scrub typhus and Coxiella burnetii. This section also performs a rabies serum neutralization assay for the detection of rabies virus neutralizing antibodies in humans.

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Reference Diagnostic Tests

Reference Diagnostic Tests
Pathogen Test Category Reference Diagnostic Test
Coxiella burnetii Serology Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) - IgG
Coxiella burnetii Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by Real-Time PCR
Coxiella burnetii Serology Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) - IgM
Orientia tsutsugamushi Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by Real-Time PCR
Orientia tsutsugamushi Serology Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) - IgM
Orientia tsutsugamushi Serology Immunofluorescence assay (IFA) - IgG
Orientia tsutsugamushi Serology ELISA Test - IgM
Orientia tsutsugamushi Serology ELISA Test - IgG
Rabies virus Serology Rabies Serum Neutralization Assay
Spotted fever rickettsiae Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by Real-Time PCR and Speciation by Conventional PCR
Spotted fever rickettsiae Serology Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) - IgG
Typhus group rickettsiae Serology Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) - IgG
Typhus group rickettsiae Molecular Detection Molecular Detection by Real-Time PCR and Speciation by Conventional PCR