New Urine Test for Lyme Disease is Proving Useful

new urine test for lyme disease

From Science Daily:

Lyme disease early-detection test is effective, study shows

“After three years and 300 patients, researchers have proof that their early-detection urine test for Lyme disease works. In the case of Lyme disease, some patients may still have active cases but traditional tests don’t register it, and these patients may not be receiving the additional round of treatment they need, authors say.”

The new test tests for a protein that the Lyme bacteria sheds. They are hoping this test will help other diseases too in the future.

“In the case of Lyme disease, some patients may still have active cases but traditional tests don’t register it, Liotta said. These patients may not be receiving the additional round of treatment they need, he said.

“If the patient gets better, the test goes negative,” Liotta said. “It’s a good way to monitor the patient.””





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