About Lyme disease (western blot)
What is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is caused by infection with bacteria of the genus Borrelia. It is typically spread through tick bites, causing redness and in many cases a target-like rash around the site of the bite within weeks. Ticks are commonly found in UK woodlands and grassy areas and while not all bites will cause Lyme disease, they should be checked to be sure to avoid symptoms.
Other symptoms of Lyme disease include tiredness, fever and headache, developing into loss of mobility in the face, severe headaches, joint and neck pain, memory problems and heart palpitations if untreated.
Why take the test?
This test screens for proteins present in Borrelia bacteria. It is typically used to confirm the diagnosis of Lyme disease after a positive ELISA test.
Borrelia IgG Lineblot [virastripe]
IgG to Borrelia IgM Lineblot [virastripe]
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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