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Lyme Disease testing

Lyme Disease Test

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Lyme disease is one of Australia’s hidden epidemics. Most people do not even know that they have Lyme disease until the symptoms have become extremely obvious.  Essentially, Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria known as Borrelia. The bacteria, a spirochete, is transmitted when an individual is bitten by a tick. Serious cases of Lyme disease may impact not only the body’s physical systems but organs as well and in some cases may mimic other illnesses and transmit other diseases.

Lyme disease is often categorised in two stages the two stages are described as the ‘early stage’ and the ‘late stage’. The early stage is often classed as flu-like symptoms such as headaches, unknown fatigue, fever, sore muscles or joint pain and the late stage is often recognised as chronic signs that may affect the bodies systems such as the digestive, musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory and neurological systems.

This test offers four unique testing panels in identifying whether there is a presence of Lyme disease using sensitive detection methods such as the B.Burgdorferi tested by ELISA. This test is used most often to detect antibodies to B. burgdorferi specific to Lyme disease. The B.Burgdorferi tested by Western Blot is a far more sensitive method an looks for antigens. 

Antibodies tested:

Lyme Specific Abs (x12)
Borrelia sub-species Abs (x6)
Lyme co-infection Abs (x6) AND Borrelia burgdorferi IgG & IgM (by Western Blot)

Symptoms and Conditions associated With Lyme

Collecting Your Lyme Test Sample

  • Collection Method: Blood Sample
  • Your test kit will be sent to you, and then you are to attend any QML pathology centre in your local region to get your blood drawn.
  • Once this is done, the kit also comes with a blood transport cylinder for you to put your blood sample back into with your paperwork and send off to the address provided in your kit via Australia post

Guidance from a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of your lab results along with a treatment plan is also provided.

On the purchase of your Lyme Disease Kit, you will receive an email from me to gather your relevant information for the test process.