The laboratory of the BCA-clinic, BCA-lab, specialises in tick-borne diseases (Lyme disease and possible co-infections) as well as a range of chronic infections, inflammations and immune deficiencies.
Diagnostics are carried out by physicians of the Medical Practice or by GPs sending patients’ blood samples to the BCA-clinic. The diagnostics include a physical examination, extensive studies of patients’ current ailments and previous medical history as well as specialised blood tests.
Laboratory diagnostics are crucial to discovering evidence of Borrelia bacteria (see also: “Our opinion & studies“). As there is still great dispute over the informational value of blood tests with regards to treating Borrelia in Germany, test results can vary from one laboratory to another; this is why a Lyme specialist must carry out the evaluation.
The laboratory diagnostic is very important for evidence of a possible infection with Borrelia or other co-infections. The quality and information value of Borrelia-detection is assessed differently worldwide (see also “Our opinion & studies”) and therefore the test results can vary in different laboratories. In order to improve the comparison of test results, they should always be carried out in the same laboratory.