What does it test for?
The Lyme Disease test identifies levels of Borrelia (BORR) in the blood which indicates whether someone has contracted Lyme disease.
- Borrelia (BORR)
Who should get tested?
A minority of black-legged ticks bites will cause Lyme disease, however that doesn’t rule the danger of developing Lyme disease out. You are more likely to contract Lyme disease…
- If you are presenting with symptoms of Lyme disease in the days following being bitten or having the tick removed.
- If you live in a place that is rich in vegetation or woodland.
- If you live in Northern America or Northern Europe.
- If you go camping or hiking on a regular basis.
- If you come into contact with larger woodland animals on a regular basis.
What are the symptoms?
Lyme disease is most prevalent in Summer and Autumn. If you experience these symptoms, you should consider getting checked.
- Rash/Itch: Between 3 and 30 days of being bitten by a tick, a rash in which the point of being bitten turns clear and a red rash spreads out in a circular pattern may occur. This pattern can appear in other parts of the body.
- Flu-like symptoms: a headache, fever, chills, and fatigue could be indicative of Lyme disease.
- The spread of a red color across the skin: also known as Erythema migrans occurs when the rash develops across the body.
- Neurological numbing: Bell’s palsy, meningitis, and impaired muscle movement may occur due to the swelling of brain tissue in the later stages of Lyme disease.