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The Benefits of Lyme Disease Testing: Early Detection for Better Treatment

The Benefits of Lyme Disease Testing: Early Detection for Better Treatment

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that can cause a wide range of symptoms, from flu-like symptoms to joint pain, neurological issues, heart problems and if left untreated, Lyme disease can cause serious and long-lasting, health problems. That’s why it’s important to get tested for Lyme disease if you suspect you may have been exposed to ticks or mosquitos.  In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of Lyme disease testing, including how early detection can lead to better treatment outcomes.

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. While the microorganism is categorized as a bacterium, it behaves more like a parasite and while Borrelia burgdorferi is the most common causative agent, there are at least ten co-infectors that can be transmitted along with the bite. The symptoms of Lyme disease can vary, but often begin with a characteristic bull’s-eye rash, fever, fatigue, and joint pain.

Benefits of Lyme Disease Testing

Lyme disease testing can help you identify if you have been infected with the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium or one of the ten co-infectors.  Early detection can mean a better response to treatment. Once the microorganisms have settled into the joints of the body, they change into a cystic form and their sensitivity to various antibiotics decreases. Many patients have gotten better relief of symptoms with the use of anti-parasitics, both pharmaceutical and herbal. Again, the earlier treatment is begun, the better the success.


Lyme disease testing is a valuable tool for anyone who spends time outdoors and is concerned about their risk of contracting this tick-borne illness. DNA ConneXions® offers an accurate and convenient at-home testing. DNA ConneXions® was once again named the Most Accurate At-Home Lyme Disease Test again in 2023 by VeryWell Health, which means you can feel confident in the results you receive from this test. Early detection can mean a better response to treatment and can help prevent more serious health problems from developing.

If you suspect you may have been exposed to ticks or have any symptoms of Lyme disease, talk to your healthcare provider about getting tested. So don’t guess, get the test and order your DNA ConneXions® Lyme disease test today and take control of your health.