Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria carried by ticks. Lyme disease tests look for signs of infection in your blood or cerebrospinal fluid.

You can get Lyme disease if an infected tick bites you. Ticks can bite you anywhere on your body, but they usually bite in hard-to-see parts of your body such as the groin, scalp, and armpits. The ticks that cause Lyme disease are tiny, as small as a speck of dirt. So you may not know you have been bitten.

If left untreated, Lyme disease can cause serious health problems affecting your joints, heart, and nervous system. But if diagnosed early, most cases of Lyme disease can be cured after a few weeks of treatment with antibiotics.

Other names: Lyme antibodies detection, Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies test, Borrelia DNA Detection, IgM/IgG by Western Blot, Lyme disease test (CSF), Borrelia antibodies, IgM/IgG


To investigate possible infection by the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.


If you live in or have recently visited an area where ticks are prevalent and you believe you have been bitten, you should be tested if Lyme disease symptoms are present.

    • Why do I need this test?


    • You may need a Lyme disease test if you have symptoms of infection. The first symptoms of Lyme disease usually show up between three and 30 days after the tick bite. They may include:
    • A distinctive skin rash that looks like a bull's-eye (a red ring with a clear center).
    • Fever, Chills, Headache, Fatigue, Muscle aches


    • You may also need a Lyme disease test if you don't have symptoms but are at risk for infection. You may be at a higher risk if you:
    • Recently removed a tick from your body
    • Walked in a heavily wooded area, where ticks live, without covering exposed skin or wearing repellent


  • Have done either of the above activities and live in or have recently visited the northeast or midwestern areas of the United States, where most Lyme disease cases occur
  • Lyme disease is most treatable in its early stages, but you may still benefit from testing later on. Symptoms that may show up weeks or months after the tick bite. They may include:
  • Severe headache
  • Neck stiffness
  • Severe joint pain and swelling
  • Shooting pains, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Memory and sleep disorders
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