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How many of these challenges are you experiencing today?

You’ve done lyme testing that came back negative

yet your online research and gut feeling keeps pointing you back to lyme disease

Your General Practitioner has run all tests

under the sun and tells you you are healthy, yet on the inside its a daily struggle and the zest for life has diminished greatly

You experience brain fog so thick that you are often embarrassed

at work or home with underperforming even the most basic of tasks such as remembering people’s names and you fear it might be dementia

While you may have previously worked with

conventional doctors, naturopaths, Chinese Herbalists or other alternative practitioners – ultimately you’ve been disappointed by delivery, accountability or results

You’ve traveled to, or are considering travelling to, another city, province or country

looking for answers with various private practitioners

You experience flu like symptoms that include joint pain, chills and the inability to regulate tempurature, weakness, and extreme fatigue

which limits your ability to enjoy even the simplest pleasures most take for granted such as any physical activity

Functions with family and friends have become difficult

intolerable or completely out of the question, including vacations and long weekends

You feel isolated and “cast out” because noone seems to understand

what you are going through, not even your medical professionals

It feels like things are getting worse

and you fear a hidden clock ticking away with a point of no return

After visits with practitioner you have cried or yelled profanity

while sitting in your car from the overlwhelming amount of frustration and disapointment to get answers.

You’ve brought a 2″ thick binder of your past testing and notes to new practitioners

only to realize after meeting them a few times that they clearly have not gone through that information, despite them having said they have

Most public health services only test for Borrelia

not the 32 known co-infections or accompanying viruses, parasites and mold pathogens.

Collection methods are often inaccurate

due to the sample not being collected with proper provoked stimulation to get the disease into the bloodstream or urine where it needs to be for detection.

Dated testing practices

such as antibody testing and western blot are still being used alone, even though new methods such as EliSpot, PCR and Gene Expression Testing yield more accurate results.

>Most practitioners aren’t bringing into account false negatives and false positives

when running testing or looking at why immune system and nervous system dysregulation is happening (which is sometimes more than just Lyme and then causes people to not get better despite doing all the right “Lyme” treatments).

Once you have antibodies, you will always have them and health providers get confused

thinking it has “reactivated” and start treating an infection that is no longer even there.

We’re 1 of only 2 clinics in all of Canada that performs a breadth of testing required to identify lyme

coinfections and other underlying contibuting factors that often accompany them.

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We incorporate QEEG brain scanning in order to pinpoint where testing is actually neccessary

o that more of your health budget can go towards feeling better.

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Use a provoked collection process

which maximizes the chances of the disease or coinfections being picked up on the testing (in fact our own CEO had spent thousands on tests with other providers that were not provoked and they produced false-negatives until he finally did the porvoked collection process, showing positive for the coinfection babesia)

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The most advanced laboratories in the world

process your lab tests so that you are less likely to have a false-negative and continue to live with with lyme or coinfections thinking its something else.

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We test using the most accurate and up to date methods

including EliSpot, PCR and Gene Expression (epigenetics) testing with quantitative RNA sequencing — which is the only way to 100% confirm the presence and virulence of Lyme or co-infections (see sources in footer).

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Have test results back in as little as 7-10 days

so that you can finally put your mind at ease.

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Your results are read by a Lyme and co-infection literate practitioner

so that no stone is left unturned and the results are translated into plain English for your and your family to

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We’ve personaly experienced lyme

and we know what your are going through. You can expect to be treated as a real human being, not as a number.

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We go beyond just lyme testing

We understand that there may be underlying pathogens present as well due to your compromised immune system and will work with you to identify these, as well as put together a personalized healing protocol —because its less about what it is and more about getting your energy, stamina, and zest for life restored.

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Frequently ask questions about Lyme Disease

Yes, but we need to ensure that the phlebotomist is preparing your samples a very specific way, otherwise there is a risk that the test is inaccurate. Give us a call and we can help walk you through this. We can also arrange a QEEG locally or send you a kit to do it remotely.
Yes. In fact, it’s quite common due to the lowering of immune function which allows other opportunistic and unwanted pathogens to invade your body, such as mold. This is why a comprehensive integrated approach to testing and care is so critical to seeing real-lasting results.
No. We believe the most accurate testing is done after a practitioner reviews your history thoroughly. This way, testing can be done based on what makes sense for your unique physiology, symptoms, history and circumstances versus a blanket approach.
No. Lyme testing is far too focusd for walk-ins and first requires an assessment by a Lyme practitioner to determine which tests make the most sense.
Unfortunately, in most cases, they will not.
Yes. It is not uncommon to have Lyme and one or more co-infections, as well as other viruses and parasites, all at the same time.
In as little as 7-10 business days. However, it could take a few days more depending on courier status. Many of the samples need to be air rushed to other countries since Canada does not have labs with the advanced capabilities needed for testing Lyme and co-infections.
Since testing for everyone is different, and for the reasons mentioned earlier in this FAQ, it is too difficult to pinpoint an accurate ballpark. If you’d like to know more about pricing, please book a call and speak to one of our patient care coordinators.
No. Lyme testing is far too focusd for walk-ins and first requires an assessment by a Lyme practitioner to determine which tests make the most sense.
You can, however, they often only test for one species of the disease and none of the co-infections. Lyme and co-infections are complex. Family doctors are also often very under educated on the subject and lack the knowledge required to successfully navigate the disease.
It is ultimately your decision, but we are not fans of this testing. It boils down to the complexities of Lyme and how it needs to be approached on an individual by individual basis.
We have an excellent article which you can read here.
We have written about co-infections more over here.