Saturday, August 27, 2011

New Lyme Testing Lab

There is a new Lab I've discovered in Lubbock Texas, called Spiro Stat. They've been around for two years and test for 35 different co-infections and their various species.

Pathogen Information:

The following organisms can be detected and identified using the test panels offered by Spiro Stat Technologies.

Borrelia afzelii
Babesia microti
Bartonella henselae
Borrelia burgdorferi
Borrelia garinii
Borrelia hermsii
Borrelia lonestari
Borrelia parkeri
Borrelia valasiana
Brachyspira aalborgi
Bracyspira hyodysenteriae
Coxiella burnetti
Ehrlichia chaffeensis
Ehrlichia ewingii
Francisella tularensis
Mycoplasma fermentans
Rickettsia spp (9 species)
Treponema carateum
Treponema denticola
Treponema pallidum
Treponema pertenue

They also test for Babesia and fungi.

Spiro Stat uses modern molecular diagnostic approaches that have been validated under stringent criteria. All laboratory testing is performed in association with a CAP accredited CLIA laboratory, Southwest Regional PCR.

For pricing, see:

1 comment:

  1. I posted a comment about this lab on the ILADS listserv and received this comment from an MD who practices alternative medicine.

    "Spirostat is a PCR test (DNA) looking at many bugs and using the inventive strategy of including finger and toe blood to find areas of poorer circulation.
    Interesting test but expensive. I think patient history and our fallible mixture of experience and intuition is the most economical place to start."


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