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Lyme disease (western blot)

This is an important test that is typically used to confirm the diagnosis of Lyme disease after a positive ELISA test.

Venous blood
20 tests included
14 days turnaround

£150.00

£99.00

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.

 

What's tested

Lyme Disease

Borrelia IgG Lineblot [virastripe]

IgG to Borrelia IgM Lineblot [virastripe]

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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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.

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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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