IGeneX in the News

Lyme Disease Is Slowly Spreading Across the US East Coast

Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne disease in the United States, but it’s also mostly confined to a small swath of the country running down the eastern seaboard to the Mid Atlantic and along the Great Lakes. But while it was once thought that Lyme disease rarely occurred outside of the Northeast, a new report from […]

IGeneX Inc. Introduces New Diagnostic Tests for Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever

Palo Alto, CA – October 16, 2017 – IGeneX Inc., a CLIA and New York-approved Reference Laboratory, specializing in testing for tick-borne diseases, is pleased to announce the launch of three new tests that are more inclusive and specific for aiding in diagnosis of Borreliosis (Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever, Borreliosis). READ MORE

It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — This town is under siege from tiny invaders… Like many towns across the country, Southampton is seeing a tick population that is growing both in numbers and variety — at a time when ticks are emerging as a significant public health danger.  “Tick-borne diseases are a very serious problem, and they’re on the […]

Lyme Isn’t the Only Disease Ticks Are Spreading This Summer

IT STARTED WITH vomiting and a fever. But a few days later, five-month-old Liam was in the emergency room, his tiny body gripped by hourly waves of seizures. X-rays and MRIs showed deep swelling in his brain. When an infectious disease specialist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center diagnosed Liam with Powassan virus in November, he […]

Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme disease

Over the course of the hour, she shared the most recent findings that she and her colleagues have made on the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, in particular on the 10 to 15 percent of patients who suffer long-term symptoms, defined by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS). She […]

Fatal Forecast: Lyme Disease Will Plague America

The CDC reports the disease, and the ticks that carry the disease, are concentrated in the northeast and upper Midwest. Ticks carry more than Lyme disease, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and human babesiosis, a rare microscopic parasite that infects red blood cells. READ MORE

Our ‘World Class’ Health System Doesn’t Get My Tick Of Approval

…This has not been my experience. In early 2014, an unknown illness assailed me and my health quickly deteriorated. The full impact of Lyme disease and what it would put me and my family through has taken years to deal with, and the journey is not over. READ MORE

Bodies in Motion: An Athlete’s Journey Through Lyme Disease

…I began feeling more tired than usual, taking naps occasionally and skipping workouts here and there (a rarity for me)…… My desire to run became seemingly non-existent and was instead replaced by teary eyes and a running nose in the evenings. My boyfriend became concerned and my mother deeply worried. READ MORE