Global Lyme Diagnostics (GLD) launched it’s ground breaking Lyme diagnostic in 2017 and is now excited to announce the launch of their tick-borne coinfections diagnostic tests. This additional coinfection panel gives physicians and patients the ability to test for the most common tick-borne diseases in addition to Lyme disease, including Anaplasma, Babesia Microti, Babesia Duncani, Bartonella Henselae, Bartonella Quintana, and Rickettsia including Spotted Fever Group.

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Coinfections can be a significant complication in the effective treatment of Lyme disease. Ticks may carry more than one disease, making it possible for people to get more than one type of infection from a single tick bite. As recently reported on multiple news networks and by the Center for Disease Control, infections caused by ticks is spreading rapidly.

Lyme is also known as “the Great Imitator” and mimics many conditions, including flu. It is important to have a proper screening tool to diagnose Lyme and it’s coinfections. Global Lyme Diagnostics is well known for the GLD Lyme-specific screen, which is designed to screen for antibodies to multiple variants and species of Lyme disease causing bacteria in one affordable test. The test’s ability to screen for these multiple antibodies is what allows for fewer false negatives, and being able to do it in one test makes it more affordable.

GLD coinfection testing is the one of the most affordable, with the quickest turnaround time from test to results, and allows physicians to custom-pick the coinfections they want to test for – not forcing them to run a battery of tests on a coinfection they have already deemed unnecessary through their own analysis. This in turn allows for them to save their patients’ money.

“Our mission at Global Lyme Diagnostics has been to reduce false negatives plaguing the Lyme testing assays with a test that is not only reliable, but is also affordable to a wider population,” says the CEO of GLD, Mickey Ramchandani. “We are now expanding our test menu to also include multiple different co-infections that result from tick bites.”