Lab Medicine Rounds

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Summary

Interview with Bobbi Pritt, M.D. and Justin Kreuter, M.D.
With tick season upon us, we decided now would be a great time to have a "tick talk." We will start with the basics of ticks and work our way through trending topics such as the diseases they carry, testing, and most importantly how we can protect ourselves from them.

Show Notes

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00:00 Podcast Intro

00:39 Introduction of Bobbi Pritt, M.D. 

00:56 What are ticks?

1:42 What diseases can be transmitted by ticks?

2:03 Background on ticks

2:46 What should we be suspicious of for the diseases ticks carry? (Location)

4:03 When should I be really concerned about tick borne disease? (Timing)

4:56 Laboratory Testing 

6:15 Links to Resources (Algorithm & CDC website):

 https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/it-mmfiles/Acute_Tick-Borne_Disease_Testing_Algorithm.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/index.html

6:44 When should I not test?

8:30 How can we protect ourselves from these tick borne diseases?

9:23 ABC’s of Tick Bite Prevention: https://news.mayocliniclabs.com/ticks 

11:03 Key Takeaways 

12:10 Outro

What is Lab Medicine Rounds?

A Mayo Clinic curated podcast for physicians, laboratory professionals, and students; hosted by Dr. Justin Kreuter (the Bow Tie Bandit of Blood) and featuring trending topics from subject-matter experts.