Biobest Laboratories Ltd

Lyme Disease - What to do if bitten by a tick

May is Lyme disease awareness month.  Every year in the UK thousands of new cases of Lyme disease are reported, with infection most common during the summer months.  This year with our unseasonably warm spring, the risks are likely higher.   It has therefore never been more important to raise awareness of this horrible disease and how people can minimise the risk of developing it.

Here at Biobest we provide PCR testing on ticks for the causative agent for Lyme disease in human.  As symptoms of human infection can often take weeks to develop, this is often the fastest option for finding out if you have been exposed to Lyme disease.  For anyone that discovers a tick bite and wants to get it tested, we have produced a guide explaining how ticks should removed and how to submit them us for testing.  Click here to view.