LYMEPOLICYWONK: The CDC, the FDA and Lyme Disease Lab Tests: Two-Tiered Tests, IGeneX, the C6, and the New Culture Test – LymeDisease.org

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Dave Cottrell‘s insight:

"It’s time for the CDC and the NIH to abandon the failed two-tiered strategy and stop funding tests like the C6, which do no better.  Patients want diagnostic tests with greater sensitivity so that patients can get diagnosed and treated.  A recent article pegs the number of Lyme tests performed annually at 3.4 million—which translates into a market of roughly $340 million a year.  Not only do these numbers suggest that there is a lot more Lyme around than the CDC or IDSA acknowledge, but they also tell us that commercially vested interests and the researchers they consult with may have a stake in keeping the status quo in lab testing regardless of how bad the tests are.Could monetary considerations have something to do with opposition to new lab tests?"

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