Diagnostic Testing Service

Ehrlichia/Anaplasma Panel (PCS002)

Specimen type

EDTA whole blood

Contents

  • Anaplasma platys infects platelets causing thrombocytopenia. Infected dogs may develop bruising or bleeding (including nosebleeds), especially during the early stages of infection when platelet counts may be at their lowest.
  • Ehrlichia canis infect monocytes and macrophages causing ever, swollen lymph nodes, respiratory distress, weight loss, bleeding disorders, polyarthritis, and occasionally, neurological disturbances.
  • Common clinical signs of ehrlichiosis include pale mucous membranes, due to anemia, epistaxis, petechiae, ecchymoses, prolonged bleeding during estrus, hematuria or melena associated with thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopathy, or vasculitis.