Lyme PCR, Recent or Past Exposure
This lab test for lyme disease includes a PCR test which measures the DNA of the bacteria in the blood.
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria which is carried by ticks and spread to humans when they are bitten. There is currently no cure for lyme disease, and the symptoms are non-specific but can progress to severe central nervous system disease. The lab test for lyme disease includes a PCR test which measures the DNA of the bacteria in the blood. This lab test is useful for rapid diagnosis and indicates both recent and active disease, as well as past disease.
This lab test is performed in following conditions such as:
• “bulls-eye” rash at bite site
• Fever, chills
• Muscle and joint aches
• Swollen lymph nodes
• Bell’s Palsy
Also Known As: DNA by PCR test
Antibiotics can interfere with test results. Please consult your prescribing physician prior to testing.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for the Lyme Disease PCR test is typically 7-10 business days.