In December of 2020, Coppe Laboratories was granted a license by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to offer Powassan Virus (POWV) and West Nile Virus (WNV) antibody testing as well as Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for HHV-6.
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For the last four years, Coppe Laboratories’ mission has been to ensure all patients have access to clinically-relevant diagnostic testing that allows patients and physicians to make the most informed treatment decisions. Groundbreaking research and development is what has made Coppe Laboratories a leading provider of diagnostic tests with diverse applications.
For the last two years, Coppe Laboratories has dedicated a significant amount of time and resources to dispelling the myth that infection with Powassan virus, a virus transmitted by tick bite, is rare.
A 57-year-old woman from Minnesota was admitted to the hospital after having a fever of 102 degrees for four days. Her family said she hadn’t been feeling well for a week. In addition to the fever, she presented with fatigue, confusion, and difficulty walking and speaking.
A new research study conducted by Coppe Laboratories indicates ticks are carrying both Lyme and Powassan simultaneously.
Concern over Powassan virus is rapidly expanding across many U.S states, and for good reason: Powassan virus is carried by the same ticks that transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.