Testing & Diagnosis

What is a Bulls Eye Rash?

Unfortunately, current testing for Lyme Disease is not adequate. The tests look for antibodies and if you're sick, you often quit producing the antibodies which results in a false negative result. 
There are multiple Lyme tests available today. In addition, keep in mind that Lyme is often clinically diagnosed even when your test results are negative.

Not everyone will have a bulls eye rash
Not eveyrone will see a tick
Not everyone will have a positive test result
Not everyone will be considered 'CDC Positive'


What does CDC Positive mean?

 Available Lyme Tests:

  • Western Blot
  • Elisa
  • DNA Connections
  • ​Igenex

The CDC rquires 5 'bands' to consider someone positive for Lyme Disease. As stated above, many will not have 5 bands. You may only have 1 or 2. This does not mean you do not have Lyme, you just do not meet the CDC's current standards for diagnosis. As you treat and your body is beter able to fight the infection, you may have additional bands pop up. This is why some people repeat their tests.

Can I just test through Labcorp or SonoraQuest?

Yes, you can, but keep in mind that these labs only test for a few strains. Most of these tests will come back negative and are less reliable than the more sensitve tests listed to the right

Treatment
What is a 'Herx'?
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