Infectolab Lyme Disease Testing
The path to lyme disease diagnosis…
Lyme disease is becoming increasingly problematic in Australia, despite it often being misdiagnosed and mistreated. At Remede, we are seeing more patients who report the symptoms of Lyme, and who require effective and accurate testing, followed by effective treatment.
Spirochetes called Borrelia Burgdorferi can be transmitted to the body by a tick bite. Often there are no complications with the infection and it can be eliminated or controlled by a strong immune defence mechanism. If the immune defence is not strong enough, the infection can trigger Lyme Borreliosis. The most important pathogens of Lyme Borreliosis are Borrelia Burgdorferi, Borrelia Garinii and Borrelia Afzelii, which are closely related to the Syphilis pathogen Treponema Pallidum.
Furthermore, it is also possible that the same tick bite will transmit other pathogens in addition to Borrelia Burgdorferi. Examples include Bartonella, Babesia, Ehrlichia and Rickettsia.
Due to the variety of combinations of infections which may exist, Lyme disease can present in a number of seemingly unrelated ways with few unique defining symptoms. It therefore may be easily overlooked when diagnosing patients. Using Infectolab is the best practice method to ensure the most accurate result possible for you.
How does the test work
Your Remède practitioner will order the InfectoLab test for you, which involves a blood test that is sent to Germany for analysis.
Benefits of testing at Infectolab Germany:
- Assistance with test selection
- Highly accurate LTT option available on most tests
- Clear, readable reports
- Prompt processing
- Long term guidance from a team of experts