Molecular detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex with real-time PCR method
About the test:
Lyme disease is a multisystem disease that has a subacute and chronic course, and is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted by the tick to the host through its bite. This disease primarily affects the skin, followed by the heart, joints and central nervous system.
Lyme disease is manifested by the appearance of local swelling and redness at the site of the bite and in the surrounding area, 3-32 days after the incident. Local redness is warm and usually not painful. In 50% of patients, identical changes may occur in other parts of the body, and in 15% of patients, skin changes may not occur. In addition to skin changes, elevated temperature, fever, malaise, headache and enlargement of regional lymph nodes may also occur.
Avicenna Laboratory offers you a complete assessment of your health condition.
The test for molecular detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex with real-time PCR through blood can help in patients who suspect a tick bite.
The results are issued in 1 day.