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First Steps

We strongly recommend that individuals first consult with their healthcare providers to inquire about obtaining a full tick-borne disease panel through their insurance provider, which tests for Lyme disease and many other common tick-borne illnesses. Many of the testing options mentioned below may not be covered by most insurance companies in network policies. However, it’s advisable to explore the possibility of out-of-network coverage with your insurance provider.

Leading Lyme Disease Tests

The following are world-leading Lyme disease and tick-borne illness testing companies:


  • Dedicated Research and Development (R&D): A team of experts dedicated to developing precise diagnostic tests for Lyme disease, Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever, and other tick-borne diseases.
  • Part of the Lyme Community: They actively partner with Lyme experts and groups and hold full CLIA/CMS certification.
  • Learn More: Explore the IGeneX website and don’t miss our podcast interview with Stuti Vora, Customer Service Supervisor at IGeneX.


  • Tick-Borne Diseases: Dr. Armin Schwarzbach has developed a comprehensive test for Lyme disease as well as a coinfections checklist to better detect pathogens often accompanying Borrelia (Lyme) infections. This checklist enables a more targeted selection of necessary laboratory tests, preventing unnecessary expenses for patients.
  • Other Coinfections: They also cover coinfections like Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Bartonella, Babesia, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma, Yersinia, Rickettsia, Yeast, Mold, Viruses, and Parasites.
  • Learn More: Visit the arminLabs website and check out Dr. Armin Schwarzbach’s insights in our Tick Boot Camp Podcast interview.

DNA ConneXions

  • PCR Testing: DNA ConneXions utilizes Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing, a molecular technique, to amplify human and microbial DNA, leading to highly sensitive and specific results.
  • Lyme Disease Test: Their Lyme Disease Test identifies four different genes found in Borrelia burgdorferi, the most common cause of Lyme disease in the United States, and ten common Lyme disease vector-born co-infectors and other organisms.
  • Learn More: Explore the DNA ConneXions website and don’t forget to check out our podcast interview with Doctor Leslie Douglas.

Galaxy Diagnostics

  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Galaxy Diagnostics utilizes cutting-edge technology to accurately detect vector-borne diseases, with a specialty in Bartonella.
  • Comprehensive Testing: They offer a comprehensive range of tests for tick-borne pathogens, including Bartonella, a crucial component for precise diagnosis and treatment.
  • Learn More: Gain valuable insights from our podcast interviews with Galaxy Diagnostics experts, including an interview with Dr. Amanda Elam, CEO of Galaxy Diagnostics, and “Inside Bartonella: An interview with Professor Ed Breitschwerdt, the Chief Scientific Officer at Galaxy Diagnostics.