Infectolab - testing

LymeSpot: Our Unique Diagnostic Method

When it comes to Lyme disease, one of the biggest hurdles to successful treatment is the lack of accurate testing. Diagnosis in the acute stage is relatively more simple than the chronic stage; in the former, the patient will usually present with flu-like symptoms and a bullseye rash, which is a prime indicator of Lyme. Once this distinctive symptom has been brought to a doctor’s attention, successful treatment is a matter of course. However, if the acute stage develops into the chronic stage, testing and diagnosis gets a lot more complicated. The traditional test for chronic Lyme is the ELISA and Western Blot, which tests for the presence of antibodies against borrelia burgdorferi on. However, the LymeSpot, utilized by BCA-clinic in Germany and Infectolab in the U.S., is a much more precise tool, and a better option for patients and doctors alike.

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6 Important Symptoms to Report to Your Doctor If You Think You Might Have Lyme Disease

If you think you may have been bitten by a tick, it’s imperative that you track any symptoms or physical changes in your body to find out if you might have contracted Lyme disease. Read on for the six most important symptoms to report to your physician.

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What To Do If You Have Morgellons Disease In The American Health Care System

Suffering from any disease can be unnerving, especially when it comes to the U.S. health care system with its notoriously high costs and stringent insurance protocols. But for people with Morgellons disease, the onset of this particular disorder can create a whole host of issues separate from the debilitating effects of the disease itself. The main issue is that Morgellons isn’t formally recognized by any official health care body in America or abroad. Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducting numerous tests in the late 2010s, they could find no specific cause for the disease, with a number of results coming back inconclusive. Despite this, thousands upon thousands of patients across the world report suffering from the disease, a number that keeps increasing with every passing year. So what exactly can you do to further your case when you suffer from a disease that isn’t officially recognized by the health care system?

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Will Lyme Disease Go Away If Left Untreated?

While we understand exactly where Lyme disease comes from, how to best treat it is still a little bit of a mystery to us. For starters, patients are routinely misdiagnosed with all kinds of similar illnesses, so treatment is compromised from the very early stages. Compounding this is the fact that not a lot of doctors are Lyme-literate; in fact, there are very few health practitioners who are knowledgeable about the effects of chronic Lyme, the long-term form of the disease, and the best way to treat it. This lack of concrete answers can be frustrating for patients, who often have many unanswered questions about their condition. The central ones revolve around treatment plans and the prognosis. Often one of the first that comes to mind is, “Will Lyme disease go away if left untreated?”

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Lyme And Its Co-Infections: How To Treat This Tick-Borne Disease

Cases of Lyme disease continue to increase across the globe, positioning the tick-borne disease as a verifiable crisis. Treating the disease appears to be something of a mystic art; many doctors don’t know how to handle Lyme at all, and are ill-informed about its symptoms and treatment plans. This is not entirely their fault, as Lyme disease continues to be one of the most controversial disorders out there. While its existence is accepted across the world, the CDC has repeatedly failed to legitimize chronic Lyme, an entirely different variant of the disease when compared to acute Lyme. On top of this, Lyme can often come hand-in-hand with a series of co-infections, originating from the one tick bite. These complicate the diagnostic process, and can often compound the original Lyme disease symptoms. So how exactly do we treat this debilitating disorder?

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