Written By Dr. Diane Mueller
here are many options for at-home Lyme Disease Test kits. The types of tests that can be done at home require either a urine sample or a finger prick blood sample, both of which can easily be executed without going to a lab.
One of the most important things to understand regarding testing for Lyme Disease is that there are really two problems with diagnosis:
If you are interested in an at home Lyme Disease Test, we recommend one of the following: DNA connexions urine test, Galaxy Diagnostics Urine Test or Vibrant Wellness Dried Blood Spot Test. Out of these options, DNA connexions is the only one that can be ordered direct to consumer. Galaxy and Vibrant both require ordering through a licensed health care provider. The biggest problem with DNA connexions is that it is the least comprehensive of these options. Therefore, while you can order direct to consumer, you are not getting as thorough of a test as if you go through a medical professional who uses one of the other two labs. You can learn more about the pros and cons of different testing companies on our blog: Lyme Disease Test Kit.
The other big thing about ordering an at home Lyme Disease Test kit is that you have someone available who can properly interpret the test. Lyme Disease was originally discovered in 1975 and we have learned a lot about Lyme since then. Unfortunately, in conventional medicine, the Lyme test is still being interpreted by old criteria, which does not take into account the advancement in understanding of Lyme Disease. One reason why we like Vibrant Wellness for Lyme testing is that the lab gives you an interpretation of the results based upon the old data (which is still the standard in conventional medicine) as well as the new data (how the test results are interpreted by Lyme Literate clinicians).
It is amazing how many times the test results read negative based upon old diagnostic criteria, but are actually positive based upon the most up to date diagnostic criteria. This means that so many people have Lyme Disease and were told they do not based upon the lack of understanding of how to properly interpret tests.
This is one major reason why we recommend working with a clinician who understands Lyme Disease if at all possible. Ordering an improper test or working with someone who does not know how to properly interpret the test is a quick way of getting a false negative and therefore inaccurate reading on the presence of Lyme Disease.
So many scary long-term symptoms/diseases can occur with Lyme Disease. ALS, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and many other conditions can result from Lyme Disease. One of the biggest issues is that even when Lyme is suspected, the proper evaluation/interpretation is not completed. People are told incorrectly that they are Lyme-free when it is actually Lyme that is a major cause of their health dysfunctions. Lyme can be treated effectively in almost all cases, but it is too easily ruled out as a possibility due to the problems mentioned here. Therefore, if you choose to move forward with ordering a home test kit on your own, we recommend at least talking to a Lyme Literate doctor to make sure you get a proper read on the test and can rule this condition in or out once and for all.
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