Thursday, May 14, 2015

CDC/FDA Warning Against Unapproved Lyme Culture Test

Though this is a year old, it's worth reading if you have an interest in the war between doctors and insurance companies and the CDC about Lyme disease testing. Read the article and be sure to read the comments, too. 

Concerns about the purported Borrelia burgdorferi culture test marketed by Advanced Laboratory Services resulted this week in a blunt warning published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, advising use only of the 83 FDA-approved tests for diagnosis of Lyme disease.

"The Advanced Laboratory Services example highlights the problem of using tests that are unvalidated and not [US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)]-approved for diagnosing Lyme disease. We would caution clinicians and patients...

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