• See a doctor immediately. The sooner treatment is started the better the results are.
  • Go to www.lymediseaseassociation.org for a list of lyme literate MDs (LLMD). Otherwise, take a copy of the ILADS treatment guidelines with you for your doctor
  • Save the tick. Laboratories can test the tick for the presence of lyme and associated coinfections. Bay Area Lyme Foundation now performs free tick testing, for more information visit www.bayarealyme.org
  • If a rash develops take photographs. It may help your doctor in making the diagnosis.

Laboratories:
Laboratories vary in terms of the depth of lyme testing provided. Dr. Patel prefers to use the following:

Igenex

http://igenex.com/Website/
1-800-832-3200

Stony Brook Laboratories
www.stonybrookchildrens.org
1-631-444-3824

Clongen Laboratories
www.clongen.com
1-301-916-0173