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A precise and affordable Lyme disease test for your patients.

Our new breakthrough Lyme disease test, the GLD Test, is based on decades of research by Dr. Richard Marconi (SAB of GLD and GLA), a professor at Virginia Commonwealth Medical School and inventor of the successful canine Lyme vaccine, launched by Zoetis.

Science

The GLD, Lyme specific, test is designed to address the shortcomings of current tests.

  • GLD Test screens for multiple variants and species of Lyme disease in one affordable test!
  • There are certain outer surface proteins that are required for an infection. Our protein only includes immunologically relevant linear epitopes of these infection causing proteins.

Our test uses novel chimeritope (chimeric proteins) technology. The GLD chimeritope was sequenced by Dr. Marconi to use as vaccinogen or as diagnostic antigens. Each chimeritope is derived from multiple diverse outer surface C protein (OsPC) variants, strains and species of borrelia. It is this diversity of targets that allows for reduced false negatives in the GLD Test.

Ease of Transition Through Dual Reporting System

Every time we run the GLD Test not only do we provide you with results of our highly sensitive test, we also provide results from your choice of the standard ELISA or C6 peptide test.

We provide this secondary test at no additional cost in order to earn trust in our technology. At very affordable pricing, health care providers are able to offer GLD testing to multiple family members who are wondering if they have been exposed to Lyme disease.

Research Focused On Creating Solutions To The Underlying Causes For The Large Number of False Negatives in Current Tests

Misdiagnosis is a core issue, as Lyme Disease can masquerade as many things – juvenile arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis and a host of other maladies. Global Lyme Diagnostics hopes to change that with a focused solution that works.

Dr. Marconi’s lab research findings indicate that specific types of Outer Surface Proteins (OsP) are key to developing diagnostic tools and vaccines. Specifically, his research indicates that OsPC type are strictly required for a patient to have a Lyme infection. Many of the current tests may not include OsPC specific antigens. Even if they do contain OsPC targets, they may target non-relevant OspC segments and their efforts are diluted, or they may contain only OsPC from one or two variants of the infection causing bacteria. When in actuality, there are estimated 8-10 variants of the Lyme causing bacteria in North America.

Until now it has been impossible to test for multiple OsPC variants in one test. After years of research we now know which segment sequences of OsPC, of the various Lyme causing variants of bacteria, are immune-responsive. This research resulted in the lab sequencing chimeric proteins (chimeritoptes) that targets these immune-responsive segments of OsPC from the various North American Lyme disease causing variants.

In summary, Dr. Marconi’s research has led to this novel breakthrough called chimeritopes which increase sensitivity by eliminating proteins that are not relevant to a Lyme infection (non-OsPC targets) and can further reduce false negatives by targeting Lyme causing bacteria variants across the North American spectrum. ALL DONE IN ONE TEST MAKING IT AN AFFORDABLE SOLUTION FOR A BETTER, MORE DIVERSE SCREEN.


Physcian Office Base Pricing

Please see pricing table below for different tests offered by Global Lyme Diagnostics.

We care about your patients and want to help you provide them the benefit of our new technology at an affordable price. The GLD Test screens for multiple variants of Lyme causing borrelia species in one test – thus reducing the cost to your patients compared to the multiple tests required by other labs.

Every time we run the GLD Test not only do we provide you with results of our highly sensitive test, we also provide results from your choice of the C6 peptide or standard ELISA test, depending on your preference (indicated by choosing Lyme Screen 1 Or Lyme Screen 2). We provide this secondary test at no additional cost in order to earn your trust in our technology.

Lyme Screen 1:
Results from our GLD Test that screens for multiple North American Lyme causing variants
AND results from a C6 peptide IgG and IgM tests

Lyme Screen 2:
Results from our GLD Test that screens for multiple North American Lyme causing variants
AND results from a traditional Lyme ELISA IgG and IgM tests

Lyme Panel 1:
Includes everything offered in Lyme Screen 1 in addition to Western Blot IgG and Western Blot IgM test results.

Lyme Panel 2:

Includes everything offered in Lyme Screen 2 in addition to Western Blot IgG and Western Blot IgM test results.

Test Price
Lyme Screen 1 – Includes new GLD test for Lyme(IgG and IgM)
Also include results from C6 Peptide test (IgG and IgM) at no additional cost
$195
Lyme Screen 2 – Includes new GLD Test for Lyme(IgG and IgM)
Also includes results from an ELISA test (IgG and IgM) at no additional cost
$195
Lyme Panel 1 – Includes everything in LymeScreen 1, and Western Blot IgG, Western Blot IgM $395
Lyme Panel 2 – Includes everything in LymeScreen 2, and Western Blot IgG, Western Blot IgM $395
Western Blot IgG & IgM $325
Western Blot IgG $250
Western Blot IgM $250
We care about your patients and want to help you provide them
the benefit of new technology at an affordable price.
Request contract prices for your practice: info@glymedx.com

Test Kit Request for Clinicians

Global Lyme Diagnostics provides physicians test collection kits with shipping materials (Prepaid FeDex Return Envelopes) at no charge.

Each individual Kit is a white GLD specimen box with a UN3373 label, and contains the following:

  • 1 Test Requisition, with sample instructions on the reverse
  • 1 SST Serum 8.5 ml Tube, with Blank Label
  • 1 Absorbent Pad
  • 1, 50 mL Conical Tube
  • 1 Metallic Bubble Mailer
  • 1 Clear Specimen Bag, with Outer Pocket for Test Requisition

Clinician Test Kit Request Form

  • Shipping is Fedex Ground
    Shipping Address (No PO Box)

  • Select Quantity

The GLD Test is Not yet available for CA, FL, or NY residents.

If you have questions about shipping, please email kits@glymedx.com, or call 919-341-1255

For International Collection Kits please contact kits@glymedx.com