Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease and affects over 30,000 Americans each year. The symptoms of Lyme disease include: rash, fever, headaches, muscle and joint pain, joint swelling, weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, nerve pains, and chronic fatigue. The Lyme Disease test involves:
Step 1: Performing a Lyme antibody screen If positive, or equivocal then go to Step 2
Step 2: Immunoblot test performed to detects Lyme Disease antibodies (IgG and IgM) to confirm positive screening test.