How can one assess a private test or laboratory?

Some private laboratories do offer alternative tests that are used on other infections, but no research has been published to certify these tests to be more reliable than those used by the NHS and other European official laboratories. In the UK reputable private laboratories send their samples for Lyme Disease testing to the PHE reference laboratories.

When deciding to use a private laboratory abroad, always ensure they are accredited to their national standards and use reputable tests.

Further information can be found on our “Tests” page or by contacting us.