What is a Lyme disease test?
A Lyme disease test is a blood test that screens for Lyme disease.
Why should one get a Lyme disease test?
Lyme disease results from an infection from Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted by a tick. Anyone concerned of a recent exposure or unexplained symptoms should consider getting a Lyme disease test.
Which Lyme disease test should I get?
This Lyme disease test is a good screening test. If this test comes back positive (the screening portion), the Lyme Western Blot test will be run automatically at no additional charge. The Lyme Western Blot test consists of an Immunoblot to look for specific antibodies and will confirm that the positive result is accurate.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Lyme Disease Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.