Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans by a bite from an infected tick. It is usually easier to treat when it is diagnosed early. If left untreated, there is a risk that a person may develop severe or long-lasting symptoms.

People with Lyme disease react differently to the condition and the symptoms can vary in type and severity. Most people with early symptoms of Lyme disease will develop a flat, circular red rash around the bite, usually within four weeks of being bitten. Not everyone with Lyme disease will develop a rash. Some people experience flu-like symptoms including a high temperate, tiredness, headaches and muscle and/or joint pain.

A blood test is usually used to confirm Lyme disease but it can be difficult to diagnose.

Our predictive genetic tests help determine if you are at an increased risk of developing Lyme disease
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