The blood tests typically ordered by your family doctor to diagnose Lyme Disease are very inaccurate; only about half of the patients who actually have Lyme bacteria growing in their bodies will have a positive result by these commonly ordered tests (IFA or Western Blot).
For this reason, the diagnosis of Lyme Disease is a clinical one (based on symptoms and history) and should not be ruled out simply because an insensitive blood test is negative.
Because the common Lyme tests are so unhelpful, we use the Igenex Laboratory for testing due to their much higher accuracy in detecting the Lyme pathogen and other parasites that accompany it.
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