I just received this in my email today!! It's such exciting news!! Rather than searching for those elusive anti-bodies that some of us don't seem to produce enough of, this test actually looks for the infection!!! It's called "the Borrelia Blood Culture", and Advanced Laboratory Services are the ones performing it!
Here is the
opening statement on the site:
"Advanced Laboratory Services is pleased to announce that the Borrelia Blood Culture is now available for clinical use in 48 states so far. We have already been accepting samples and reporting results!
• It is NOT yet available in the states of Florida and New York- currently applications for these states have been filed and are pending.
• Unfortunately, international samples (including from Canada and Mexico) cannot yet be accepted until logistical issues are addressed and solved, but we are working on this."
Who can order this new test? Here is what they have to say:
"Based on the laws of Pennsylvania where we are located, it must be ordered by a medical practitioner defined by them as an MD, DO, CRNP, PA-C, and Certified Nurse Midwife. If you are an ND, and even if you may order tests in the state in which you practice, you still will need to have the test ordered by the type of practitioner on Pennsylvania’s approved list. Note that it also cannot be ordered directly by the patient.The practitioner must request a blood drawing kit from Advanced Labs."
Here is the link to Lymedisease.org, where you can read this press release and get the contact info for this Lab; www.lymedisease.org/news/lyme_disease_views/culturetest.html
Boy oh boy!!!
I sure hope this will help a lot
of people who need these answers!!
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