Information and advice on testing is available via Public Health England, Health Protection Scotland and NICE.

NB: Testing in early disease may not be reliable.

Start treatment whilst awaiting test results if clinically indicated.

A negative test result does not exclude the diagnosis of Lyme disease.

Details of other relevant tick-borne diseases are listed under ‘Ticks’ in the ‘Key Facts’ section.

Information and advice from Public Health England:

Information and advice from Health Protection Scotland:

NICE: Information and recommendations

Lyme serology tests have diagnostic limitations: