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    NIIM Pathogen Blood Test incl Lyme & Mould

    Do you have Lyme-disease like symptoms?

    At NIIM we have developed an new diagnostic technique involving microscopy and PCR-DNA analysis, which can help with the diagnosis of Borrelia and/or other infections in patients presenting with Lyme disease like symptoms.

    The NIIM Blood Test:

    Lyme-like Diseases & Advanced Pathogen DNA Blood Test

    Patients provide 10 ml of blood for

    Part 1: microscopy analysis and

    Part 2 : PCR-DNA analysis of

    • Borrelia - all species
    • Rickettsia – all species
    • Babesia divergens group
      Bartonella - all species, optional
      + Fungal/Mould infection - DNA sequencing

    What are the costs?

    The NIIM Pathogen Blood Test is done in 2 stages. Part 2 is optional in addition to Part 1.
    The costs for Part 1 of the NIIM Pathogen Blood Test (screening/microscopy) are $850 plus $100 for overnight/interstate shipping, if required.
    The costs for Part 2 (PCR-DNA analysis) are $250 (from 20.2.2017).


    To book an appointment for the NIIM Pathogen Blood test.

    Call the NIIM clinic on 03 9804 0646 and request the NIIM Pathogen Blood Test.

    Pathogen Blood Test Request forms

    Victoria Patients Form - Download Victorian NIIM Pathogen Blood Test Request Form

    Interstate Patients Form - Download Interstate (Non-Victorian) NIIM Pathogen Blood Test Request Form

    For more information

    Contact Dr Karin Ried, Research Director and Principal Investigator
    P: 03 9912 9545