Immunoglobulin M (IgM) Test$119 $119
At home borrelia IgM antibodies test for Immunoglobulin M. Part of our home Lyme Disease Test to identify borrelia antibodies in your blood, which can indicate the presence of Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis). Online results available within 5 days.
What does it test for?
- Borrelia IgM Antibodies
- Borrelia IgG Antibodies
Collection methodFinger prick
FSA & HSA cards accepted.
FSA & HSA cards accepted.
If you develop the erythema migrans rash, or if you experience neurological symptoms, you should contact your physician immediately.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease may include:
- Flu-like symptoms: Headache, fever, chills, fatigue, muscle and joint aches
- Erythema migrans rash: A rash that develops from the point of being bitten. It may resemble a bulls-eye, with an expanding red area, that sometimes clears in the center. This appears between 3 and 30 days after being bitten by a tick. Not everybody with Lyme disease will develop this rash.
- Neurological symptoms: Meningitis (severe headache, neck stiffness, sensitivity to light), issues with muscle movement or facial droop. These symptoms may occur in the later stages of Lyme disease.
You should consider taking this test if you have symptoms, or if you may have been exposed to Lyme disease carrying ticks. In the case of a positive result, further testing to confirm the diagnosis may be required.
It can take 2-6 weeks after a tick bite for the Lyme Disease Test to identify antibodies in the blood. If you are concerned about Lyme disease you should consider testing (or retesting) 6 weeks after the tick bite.
If you develop the erythema migrans rash, or if you experience any neurological symptoms, you should contact your physician immediately.
You should take the test if:
- You are presenting with symptoms of Lyme disease
- You live in a place that is rich in vegetation or a woodland area
- You live in Northern America or Northern Europe
- You go camping or hiking on a regular basis, particularly during the Summer or Autumn
- You come into contact with larger woodland animals on a regular basis
The sample must be collected before 10am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day.
Fasting means that you take the test in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your physician with regards to fasting, particularly if you have any medical conditions.
Borrelia IgM Antibodies
Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is an antibody found in the blood and lymphatic fluid. It is the first antibody produced by the body in response to an infection. A high concentration of IgM antibodies in the blood indicates that you have recently contracted Lyme disease.
Borrelia IgG Antibodies
Immunoglobulin G is the most abundant antibody found in the body. It is involved in fighting bacterial and viral diseases. A high concentration of IgG antibodies and low concentration of IgM antibodies indicate that you have been infected with Lyme disease for a period of time.
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your test when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of board-certified physicians who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.
We accept many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) cards. They can be used in the same way that a debit or credit card would be used at checkout.