Use the Definitive Test for Lyme Bacteria
Traditional Lyme disease testing, known as the two-tiered ELISA and Western-Blot tests, measures a patient’s antibody response to the bacterial infection, not the infectious pathogen itself. However, it can take weeks to produce enough antibodies to be detected by these tests. 50% of ELISA tests result in false negatives, preventing infected patients from receiving follow-up testing and diagnosis. This testing protocol does not account for co-infections or other tick-borne diseases – they focus solely on one organism.
Current Lyme diagnostic tests have a nearly 50% false negative rate.
The Solution: CSI-Dx™ Infection Detection Test
Contamination Source Identification (CSI®) has developed a method using your body’s genetic code to detect infections, including the 96 different pathogens associated with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. This test is different from other Lyme disease tests in some key areas:
1. Not Limited to One Organism
Most of the tests available can only test for one kind of bacteria or antibody protein. CSI-Dx™ detects every active microorganism, whether that’s bacteria, fungi, protozoa, or any other pathogen which could be causing harm. If any of the bacteria associated with Lyme disease is in your system, CSI-Dx™ is made to detect it. Even Lyme species that weren’t thought to be in the Mid-Atlantic region have appeared on CSI-Dx™ test, such as Borrelia miyamotoi.
2. No Waiting Period
Other tests need to wait for your body’s response to have a positive Lyme disease test result, which means you’re living with the symptoms for longer. CSI-Dx™ is very sensitive and can pick up the presence of Lyme-associated bacteria with as few as 3 cells in your sample. Earlier detection means earlier diagnosis and treatment.
3. Simple Test You Can Take Anywhere
CSI-Dx™ is the first Lyme detection test that only requires a urine sample. No finger prick or blood sample required! We provide simple instructions with your CSI-Dx™ kit on how to collect your sample and mail it to our lab.
Chronic Lyme Disease
To date, science has been unable to give a definitive explanation for chronic Lyme disease, or persistent Lyme symptoms after treatments have concluded. Because CSI-Dx™ was made to detect any and every active pathogen within your system, patients can be retested as much as needed. If your symptoms persist, your doctor can use CSI-Dx™ to accurately identify exactly what is causing your infection, what antibiotics the bacteria is resistant to, and how to build a targeted treatment plan to clear up your symptoms.