DNA LD Screening – enables early prognosis

Excerpted from Business Wire ( Posted: 3/29/2010 )

MILFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Many of the more than 30,000 people a year in the United States with suspected cases of Lyme disease spirochete (bacterial) infection can now take a DNA test developed by a Connecticut scientist/physician and his team that can quickly determine if they test positive for Lyme spirochetes in their blood. This is the first such early Lyme test available, and most insurance companies have already agreed to cover the cost for their members.

The scientific medical paper about the advanced test will be printed in the April 2010 edition of the “American Journal of Clinical Pathology.”

“If people are infected with the Lyme spirochetes, and not treated quickly, thousands may suffer for many years from the debilitating effects of the disease. “But if, after infection, the bacteria are identified without delay, the patient can be effectively treated and totally cured,” said Connecticut physician Sin Hang Lee, MD

For the complete article: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Early-Lyme-Disease-DNA-Test-bw-2288553801.html?x=0&.v=1

WTNH video: http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/health/milford-new-test-lyme-disease

~ by Rob on March 29, 2010.

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