Here is a list of different labs that specialize in Lyme disease or other tick borne infection testing. The currently used Elisa and Western Blot tests that your traditional doctor is using may not be accurate. In fact, many states have now passed laws requiring doctors to notify their patients that a negative Lyme test does not mean you do not have Lyme disease. The labs below are well respected by those in the Lyme community and Lyme specialists and are more sensitive offering a higher change of correct diagnosis.
From the Holtorf Medical Group
Summary: Lyme Disease blood testing has been notorious for its unreliability This has been responsible for misdiagnoses and inappropriate patient care, as well as confusion on the part of both patient and physician alike. Now, as a result of intensive research, Advanced Laboratory Services Inc. is able to offer what will rapidly become the new gold standard of Lyme tests, the Borrelia Culture. http://www.holtorfmed.com/lyme-disease-cultures.html
From Ceres: “The Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen (LA) Test is a novel, high sensitivity, DIRECT test for Lyme that will provide valuable information to assist a physician in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease at most stages of infection.
Unlike other clinical Lyme disease tests that are INDIRECT, the Nanotrap® LA Test is a non-invasive test that provides highly sensitive and specific direct detection of the Lyme antigen, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), in a patient’s urine sample.
The Nanotrap® LA Test can provide valuable information, at anytime in the infection cycle, about the presence of the Bb antigen when used at the time of initial infection, during and after a course of treatment, and in some cases of recurrent disease.”
“Clongen Laboratories, a CLIA certified clinical laboratory founded in 1999 is a leader in molecular diagnostics (We are FDA-Registered). Since its inception, Clongen Labs focused on using rapid detection methods such as PCR, Real Time PCR and DNA sequencing for identification of human pathogens with a specialty in Tick-Borne Illness diagnostics. We also offer a highly sensitive quantitative Western Blot for Lyme disease. The laboratory currently offers more than 200 Molecular based assays for the detection of common pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.”
The Lyme panel tests for 4 different genes that are found in Borrelia burgdorferi, the most common cause of Lyme disease in the United States, and 8 common Lyme disease c0-infectors including Babesia microti, Babesia divergens, Babesia duncani, Bartonella bacilliformis, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintanta, Borrelia miyamotoi, Borrelia recurrentis, Ehrlichia chaffensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Testing of Lyme co-infectors (other tick-transmitted organisms) indicates likely infection with the Lyme spirochete as well. Can Ship Internationally. Click Here for More Details.
Fry Laboratories, L.L.C. is an independent clinical diagnostic and research laboratory located in Scottsdale, Arizona. We are committed to understanding chronic diseases and contributing to their cure through advancements in diagnostics and basic science research with emphasis on chronic inflammatory diseases, vector-borne diseases, and their intersection. Our clinical diagnostic laboratory offers general and targeted immunology services in conjunction with standard and cutting edge infectious disease detection and identification technologies. Our signature services include microscopy for visual identification and quantification of a wide range of blood-borne pathogens, co-infection serology, biofilm detection, and genus wide molecular detection technology with sequencing for individualized species and/or strain identification. We participate in both CAP and API quality control programs and provide worldwide testing service. Click Here to Learn More.
Igenex offers a more sensitive Western Blog test for Lyme patients. This is a blood test. You can order a kit from Igenex and bring it to your doctor. See what tests to order here.
Lyme disease is tricky to diagnose and difficult to treat. In fact, conventional testing cannot detect the presence of Lyme antibodies until 4-6 weeks after exposure. As a result, many people who have Lyme disease are misdiagnosed if tested too early. Others who suspect they have it are losing valuable treatment time waiting for antibodies to develop. Now there’s a new test called iSpot Lyme™ that can detect Lyme disease just 4-6 days post-infection, so you can get diagnosed and treated fast. For a physician near you that will do the ISpot Lyme test visit: http://ispotlyme.com/patients/
Molecular Diagnostics Department of Milford Medical Laboratory
Lyme Disease DNA Testing
The Molecular Diagnostics Department of Milford Medical Laboratory is a licensed clinical laboratory in the US and is offering a combined DNA Sequencing-based diagnostic test for Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia miyamotoi, the infectious agent of a similar Lyme disease-like illness found recently in the United States. You will get a result within five days of a sample’s receipt, ensuring the fastest, most conclusive test for Lyme disease available anywhere. The diagnosis fee is $150.00 per sample. All tested samples are issued an official laboratory report as well as an accompanying DNA sequencing electropherogram and GenBank BLAST alignment analysis if the result is positive.
“Australian Biologics has offered practitioners DNA testing for certain bacteria such as Borrelia, associated with chronic infection for over a decade. Our screening of patients’ nutritional imbalances and intolerances has been utilized by practitioners since 1985.”
Infectoc Lab offers Chronic Lyme testing and Co Infection testing.
ArminLabs offers infectious disease testing for tick borne diseases.
Here are some other articles to help you understand Lyme Testing further.
Articles on the Different TBI Labs
- Article on New Lab for testing for Lyme in Northern Virginia
- New Test can Identify Lyme Disease, Borrelia miyamotoi, plus a new unnamed Strain