Yes, healthy adults aged 18 or over are able to order our PrediSpot test directly, or doctors can order it on their behalf, if they wish. Our PrimeSpot test, PaldiSpot test and SNPs test can only be ordered by a registered healthcare professional.
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.