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  • Writer's pictureAlison Howlett

Lyme Disease Antibodies......

lyme disease - bloods4you

Borrelia Burgdorferi IgM & IgG Blood Tests are requested to see if you have been exposed to the Bacterium that causes Lyme Disease. People whom have be bitten by an infected tick, which is NOT removed within a day or so may develop Lyme Disease. An expanding rash appears at the site of the bite, within 3-30 days in a large proportion of those infected. An expanding rash on your body spreads and can develop a "Bulls -Eye" appearance. You may also feel and develop "Flu-like" symptoms, with aching joints and muscles, the disease can later on, affect your nervous system, joints and other parts of your body system. Your blood will be tested for Antibodies to the Lyme Disease - Bacterium. It takes our bodies 2-3 weeks to produce detectable levels of B (burgdorferi) antibodies. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies are produced first, increases to maximum concentrations at about 6 weeks, then begin to decline. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies are still detectable several weeks later after exposure, increasing to maximum levels at about 4-6 months and may remain at high levels for many Years! If you have been bitten by a Nasty tick, you may experience symptoms of the area becoming red and swollen, when the tick is still attached or has shortly after dropped off, or removed, but then your symptoms disappear quickly & have no other symptoms, this may result in you having a Tick Hypersensitive Reaction & not Lyme Disease, however if your symptoms are still present early on or thereafter you can always request a Private Blood Test. To book your Private & Confidential Lyme Disease Blood Test, in the Comfort & Privacy of your own home or workplace, on a Date & Time that suits your busy schedule, please Telephone or Email us with your requirements. All Tests & Results are Strictly Private & Confidential, Only You will receive your Results.

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