Testing for Lyme Disease—What You Need to Know
August 13, 2020
Early Testing for Lyme Disease
Each year, almost 400,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease, and, according to the CDC, that number is on the rise. Early detection and treatment can help resolve symptoms and prevent progression of Lyme disease. There is now a more timely solution for diagnosis.
Sofia 2 Lyme FIA is the only CLIA-waived tier one Lyme test in the market. This means it is the only test that can be run in most physicians’ offices, since most offices are only licensed to run CLIA-waived tests. Sofia 2 Lime FIA is also the fastest Lyme test on the market because it uses a finger-stick whole blood sample. You don’t have to draw venous blood or spin it down to serum or plasma, a process which takes at least 30 to 45 minutes. Additionally, the test also delivers positive and negative results in 15 minutes—and can deliver a positive result in as few as three minutes. Other tests require a serum or plasma sample and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours to run, or they may not have FDA clearance.
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