Getting Tested for Lyme Disease
Updated: Oct 14, 2020
If you suspect you have Lyme, the most important thing to do is get tested. Testing for Lyme can give you quick results and you do not need a referral from your doctor. Both Lyme testing companies listed below were used to test Joyce for her type of Lyme and came back with the same results.
1. DNA Connexion is the at-home Lyme disease urine test. It tests four different genes found in Borrelia burgdorferi (most common cause of Lyme) and 8 common Lyme disease co-infectors.
Note: Below are the test results we are sharing with you for wellness and informational purposes.
2. Look for your local testing location through Vibrant Labs. Create an account with Vibrant and then follow the steps to get the testing done. This is said to be the most comprehensive DNA and antibody tests.
The first photo shows the Vibrant Labs results versus the CDC testing. To say the least, Joyce has Lyme disease and the CDC's test is lacking on areas it could test.
The Vibrant Labs report was 19 pages long and we only included a few samples. With each test, it explains what the numbers means in terms to seriousness of infection.
Vibrant testing does not demonstrate absolute positive and negative predictive values for any disease state or condition. Its clinical utility has not been fully established. Vibrant validates the accuracy and precision of the testing but not of its clinical or diagnostic value. So these tests are for wellness and informational purpose only.