Do Not Depend on the Standard Lab Tests for 
Lyme Disease & Tick Borne Diseases!

*UPDATE*
IGeneX Lab announces tests for 
Borrelia miyamotoi are now available.  
Click here for more information.

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Approximately $500 MILLION is spent on the 
3.4 MILLION Lyme tests performed in the USA each year.
Over 1/2 of these tests can miss people with Lyme disease.

What a huge waste of money!


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According to a study from Johns Hopkins, Lyme tests miss approximately 75% of the patients who have Lyme disease.  Other sources have determined the percentage of people missed could be as high as 90%. 

Remember, a negative test does not exclude 
The diagnosis of Lyme disease!

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Attention Doctors!
Treat the Patient
NOT The Tests!

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Understanding Your Western Blot 
Test Results
Click Here For 
Detailed Information

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A false-negative Lyme disease test is a disadvantage in several ways.
 
1.  Your health care professional may not realize you have Lyme disease and not treat you as a result.  

2.  False negative tests may cause a delay in obtaining a proper diagnosis.  Not receiving proper treatment in the early stages allows a complex infectious organism(s) to spread throughout your body, making your condition worse and allowing the disease to advance to later stages.  

3.  You may be improperly diagnosed with fibromyalgia, CFS, MS, Parkinson's, ALS, ADD, depression and other disorders when in fact Lyme disease is the underlying culprit.  Treatment for those conditions will not reach the source of the problem.  
 
4.  A negative test provides the insurer another reason to deny your medications and any further testing or treatment for Lyme and tick borne diseases.

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Johns Hopkins 2005 Lyme Test Study 
(75% of people with Lyme are missed with standard testing methods)  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1248466/pdf/0742-05.pdf


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Lyme Disease Diagnosis
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IGeneX Lab

Over the years informed health care professionals have discontinued using the standard "insurance approved" tests and will send blood samples to labs that specialize in tick borne disease testing.   If you would like to use a specialty lab to aid in the diagnostic process, you (or your doctor) can have a test kit sent upon request.  For more information please contact:    

IGeneX, Inc.
795 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 1-800-832-3200 Toll free
Fax: 1-650-424-1196 


Difficulty Affording Lyme Testing?

The Lyme Test Access Program (Lyme-TAP) is a nationwide patient assistance program offered by Ferndale Foundation in coordination with the Lyme Patients Assistance Group to provide assistance for initial Lyme-related lab tests to patients who demonstrate true financial need.


Lab Contact Information


IGeneX, Inc.
Tick Borne Disease Testing

795 San Antonio Rd

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone: 1-800-832-3200 Toll free
Fax: 1-650-424-1196 

BioHealth Diagnostics

Adrenal Testing

Phone 619-223-7074

Genova Diagnostics

Detox Profile, Hair Testing  

Phone 800-522-4762

Meridian Valley

Allergy, Hormone Testing         

Phone 425-271-8689

Metametrix

Ion, Urine Testing                       

Phone 800-221-4640

Fry Laboratories, L.L.C.  

Tick Borne Diseases

Phone 866-927-8075

Advanced Laboratory Services

Lyme Culture Tests

855-238-4949

Genelex Lab

Liver Enzymes, MTHFR, etc.

3101 Western Ave., Ste. 100, Seattle, WA 98121

800-TEST-DNA (800-837-8362) or 800-523-3080

Medical Diagnostic Lab, LLC

Tick Borne Diseases

2439 Kuser Road 

Hamilton, NJ 0869 

877-269-0090

Galaxy Diagnostics

Bartonella & Other TBD's

7020 Kit Creek Road

Suite 130

Morrisville, NC  27560

919-313-9672


Laboratories Testing Ticks for Pathogens


Currently Testing Ticks for Free-  Free Tick Testing


IGeneX, Inc.
795 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(800) 832-3200

Up to 20 ticks per batch
Multiple Tests- Each Test You Order Is $68.00

Lyme Disease (B. burgdorferi) 
Babesiosis (B microti and/or B duncani) 
Ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia)
Bartonella henselae
Rickettsia
Relapsing Fever 

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Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

61 North Eagleville Road

Unit 3203 Storrs, CT 06269-3203 

Phone: 860-486-3738 

Fax: 860-486-2737


Deer Tick: 1-Panel PCR- Borrelia burgdorferi - $50.00

4-Panel PCR (Human Host) - Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti, Borrelia miyamotoi - $120.00

3-Panel PCR (Non-Human Host) - Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia miyamotoi - $100.00

Dog Tick: 3-Panel PCR (Any Host) - Francisella tularensis, Rickettsia rickettsii, Ehrlichia species - $100.00

Lonestar Tick: 3-Panel PCR (Any Host) - Francisella tularensis, Ehrlichia species, Borrelia lonestari - $100.00

Brown Dog Tick: (Non-Canine Host) - Rickettsia rickettsii - $50.00

2-Panel PCR (Canine Host) - Rickettsia rickettsii, Ehrlichia species - $80.00


More Information & Forms

http://cvmdl.uconn.edu/forms/ACCDOC007%20Tick%20Submission%20Form%20fillable%2012716.pdf


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Analytical Services, Inc.

Tick Testing 

130 Allen Brook Lane

Williston, VT 05495

(800) 723-4432

Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferiONLY-  $65 per tick

More Information & Forms  http://www.analyticalservices.com/tick-testing.html 


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Connecticut Pathology Laboratories

1320 Main St., Ste 24

Willimantic, CT 06226

(860) 450-1823            

Individual Test (Borrelia, Anaplasma, or Babesia): $50.00 

2-Test Panel (Borrelia and Anaplasma, Anaplasma and Babesia, Borrelia and Babesia): $80.00 

3-Test Panel (Borrelia, Anaplasma, and Babesia): $100.00

Call number above for forms and instructions

 

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Imugen

315 Norwood Park South

Norwood, MA 02062

(800) 246-8436

DEER TICKS ONLY

$75.00 for B. burgdorferi (Lyme Disease spirochete)

$75.00 for B. microti (Babesia parasite)

$98.00 for both B. burgdorferi and B. microti

More Information & Forms

http://www.imugen.com/tick_testing.html

 

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Clongen Laboratories 

211 Perry Pkwy #6

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

(301) 916-0173

Multiple Organisms

Individual test (see list at website) – $75 two or more tests – $65 each except viruses.  ColtiVirus: $195, Heartland Virus: $195, Powassan Virus: $195.  All three viruses: $500

More Information & Forms

https://www.clongen.com/clinical-diagnostics-services/tick-testing-information/



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