The rapidSTRIPE Rickettsia Assay can be used as a fast, simple, highly sensitive tool for testing ticks for the presence of Rickettsia. The system is based on RAH technology, which uses a sequence-specific probe to link PCR amplification with hybridization. Both reactions proceed in the same reaction vessel. The RAH product is applied to a Lateral Flow Strip in the final step; the appearance of a visible test line confirms the presence of Rickettsia. The ready-to-use kit contains all of the necessary reagents and plastic materials.