At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
When you show symptoms of Lyme disease, especially when you live in or have recently visited an area where black legged ticks are endemic and suspect that you have been bitten by a tick
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm; sometimes a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample or sample of joint fluid (synovial fluid)
Test Preparation Needed?