Lyme Disease Testing
Lyme disease has become increasingly challenging to diagnose. Testing recommended by the CDC, and a growing number of new tests, misdiagnose patients when informing them that they have — or don’t have — the tick-borne illness. Commonly patients with Lyme disease are misdiagnosed with other ailments. Known as the “Great Imitator”, Lyme disease can masquerade as ALS, MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism, and other illnesses.
A negative test result does not mean a person does not have Lyme. There may not have been time for antibodies to develop. The immune system may be suppressed. The patient may be infected with a strain the test does not detect.
Testing positive for all antibodies does not mean a person has Lyme disease, only that they have been exposed to it. At Tavicare,We will evaluate a patient’s IgG and IgM test results together with symptoms in order to diagnose Lyme disease and provide the best course of treatment.