LYME DISEASE TEST
Early detection can mean a better response to treatment.
The DNA ConneXions Lyme Disease Test tests for four different genes that are found in Borrelia burgdorferi, the most common cause of Lyme disease in the United States, and ten common Lyme disease vector born co-infectors and other organisms including Borrelia recurrentis, Borrelia miyamotoi, Babesia microti, Babesia divergens, Babesia duncani, Bartonella bacilliformis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintana, and Anaplasma phagocytophilum.
Positive detection of Lyme co-infectors indicates likely infection with the Lyme spirochete as well.
This test requires a urine sample. Learn more about our Lyme Disease Test and watch our instructional collection sample video here.
The DNA ConneXions® assay is a direct testing method designed to detect the DNA of the causative organism(s) itself. Conversely, an immunological based assay is an indirect testing method designed to detect antibodies produced in response to the infection.
Our direct testing method is not dependent on the stage of infection or the patient’s immunological response.
What does this mean? Let’s use this example: Let’s say you had chicken pox as a child. Your body fought the infection and produced antibodies that you still carry around today. Therefore, if you were tested for those antibodies today, you would test positive even though you don’t have chicken pox currently.
Antibody testing only tells us that at some point you were exposed and our body mounted an immunological response. An antibody test DOES NOT tell you if the infection is active, where the DNA ConneXions® Lyme Panel DOES.
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Knowledge is Power
A positive PCR result from the DNA ConneXions® Lyme Disease Test indicates the presence of DNA from B. burgdorferi and/or other co-infectors. A negative result does not prove a patient is not infected with a tick borne infection, rather it indicates the absence of detectable Lyme and/or other tick borne co-infections. A patients ability to fight the disease, stage of infection, and timing of courses of antibiotics are only some of the factors that may affect the detectability of the spirochetes DNA.
More About Microbes
For additional information on the 11 microbes we test for, please click on the following links:
Please watch our instructional video for
the Lyme test before collecting your sample
Please watch our instructional video describing collection, packaging, and returning your Lyme Disease Test sample.
For more information, please contact us: 1.888.843.5832
About Shipping and Processing
Your purchase includes free standard shipping (both ways), lab processing, and a full report with the results of the sample you provide to us.
Lab Processing: Samples are processed in the order they are received.
Standard Reporting: Standard Reporting time is within 10 business days from the date the sample and payment is received by DNA ConneXions.
Rush Report Processing (optional, $99): Rush Report Processing time is guaranteed within 5 business days from the date the sample and payment is received by DNA ConneXions. You can select Rush Processing option on the Checkout page right before entering your payment information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO ISSUE A REFUND ON PURCHASED TESTS
Important Note Regarding All Tests: In order to return valid test results, it’s critical that directions are followed exactly as they are provided. Failure to do so may yield inaccurate results and a new test will have to be completed. Please be advised that the cost of a new test kit is $50. If you have questions about specimen collection on any of our tests, please visit our FAQ page, or contact us directly: 1-888-843-5832. Thank you!