Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) August 18, 2014
Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, has updated their selection of Lyme Disease blood tests to provide more thorough and accurate screenings. Customers can now order three different types of antibody testing for Lyme which will automatically run a free confirmatory test if the initial results are positive or indeterminate. This new 2-step testing process complies with recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Customers can choose from a recent exposure IgM Antibodies, Total Immunoglobulins IgM/IgG or Total and IgM Antibodies test which will all reflex to a Lyme Disease Western Blot test to confirm any positive or indeterminate result. Request A Test is also offering additional savings on Lyme Disease testing for the month of August. Customers can use promo code LYMED10 when placing any order from the Lyme Disease category to save 10% off their total cost. Request A Test offers testing for Lyme Disease as well as a wide selection of other lab tests that anyone can order without having to first get a prescription from their doctor or go through an insurance company. With affordable pricing and 1000's of lab locations across the country, getting tested has never been easier.
Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread through tick bites. Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose since most of the initial symptoms are similar to common afflictions like the flu. Blood testing for Lyme disease is recommended for anyone who believes they may have been exposed. The CDC advises a 2-step testing process be used when conducting blood testing for Lyme Disease.
The first step is an antibody test. Several types of antibody tests are available depending on a person's situation. An IgM Antibody test is most effective at detecting a recent exposure as it looks for antibodies which develop soon after infection. A Total Immunoglobulins Test looks for both the IgM antibodies and IgG antibodies which are typically detectable 4-6 weeks after exposure and persist indefinitely. While a Total Immunoglobulins Test looks for both types of antibodies, it does not differentiate between them and will only provide one result. A Total and IgM Antibodies test will also look for both antibody types and provide differentiated results. This can help a person to determine if their exposure occurred recently or further in the past.
The second step is a Lyme Disease Western Blot Test which should be used to confirm any test result which comes back positive or indeterminate. Confirmation testing is done to reduce the possibility of a false positive and help a person's doctor to make a more accurate diagnosis. The newly updated antibody tests all include a Western Blot test which will be run at no additional charge if the initial results warrant.
Request A Test's new Lyme Disease test offerings will help ensure that their customers receive the most thorough and accurate testing available. The current discount on Lyme testing makes August a great time to place a testing order. Remember to use promo code LYMED10 when ordering online or over the phone to save 10%. Check out the Lyme Disease category on Request A Test's website for a full listing of available lab tests. For more information about the services provided by Request A Test, go to http://www.requestatest.com or call 1-888-732-2348 to speak to a representative.
About Request A Test:
Request A Test is a national lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. They are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees, and an informative, easy to use website. Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure that clients receive affordable and accurate information in a high quality, professional setting.