Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 12, 2011
Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings in a rapid, discreet and affordable way, has just announced the addition of five new Lyme disease tests to its list of screening services, including Lyme disease antibodies (total immunoglobulins), Lyme disease (PCR – Borrelia burgdorferi), Lyme disease antibodies (IgM – Borrelia antibodies), Lyme disease antibodies (total and IgM), and Lyme disease (western blot – Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies). Founded in 2002, Request A Test seeks to provide clients with comprehensive access to information such as general disease information, incubation, pricing and testing requirements, in addition to first-rate testing facilities.
Lyme disease is caused by an infection with a type of bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi that is chiefly transmitted by the deer tick. Roughly 20,000 new cases of Lyme disease are reported in the United States each year. Although incidences of Lyme disease have been documented in nearly all 50 states, in 2009 95 percent of all cases were reported in 12 states in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and upper Midwest. Common symptoms include headache, fever, fatigue and a characteristic, circular skin rash called erythema migrans. Untreated infections can spread to the nervous system, heart and joints.
“Since Lyme Disease is considered an emerging infectious disease and the most common tick-borne illness in the northern hemisphere, the importance of making the testing more widely available is critical for early diagnosis,” says Noelle Perez, President of Request A Test. “We offer the most comprehensive Lyme disease testing available online. Tests available range from viral tests, acute infection tests, chronic infection tests, and confirmatory tests.”
If Lyme disease is diagnosed and treated promptly, 95 percent of infected people are cured within three weeks of treatment, typically involving two to four weeks of oral antibiotics. To spread awareness and combat the possible complications associated with untreated Lyme disease, Request A Test launched a new series of Lyme disease testing services that began Friday, July 8th.
To inquire about this news release or receive more information regarding Request A Test’s services, please call 1-888-732-2348 or visit their website.
About Request A Test
Request A Test is a nationwide lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. Committed 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 clients receive affordable and precise information in a high quality, professional setting.
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