NEW TESTING FOR LYME DISEASE

May 23, 2016

A new urine test that could detect Lyme disease has been completed.

  • 40% of Lyme disease patients exhibit symptoms [“Lyme disease is presently a condition difficult to spot, only about 40 percent of the patients exhibit a rash followed by the tick’s bite.”]
  • Test looks for Lyme-causing bacteria
  • Testing performed for three years
  • 300 patients tested

Researchers have tested the technology in the new Lyme trial for three years. The test has been applied to 300 patients in what is believed to be the largest study of its kind. The new method looks for early indicators of the disease.

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