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KS3 Lab

Blood sampleOur laboratory provides testing services to health care practitioners, enabling them to better identify the presence of organisms within the phylum of bacteria called Spirochetes, and other pathogenic organisms commonly transferred through the bite of various insects.  These other organisms are often referred to as Lyme related co-infections. Patients infected with spirochete organisms may exhibit manifestations of infection which can include arthritis, carditis, and neurologic deficits, along with an array of other differing symptoms.

Click here for a list of organisms in the KS3 Lab Lyme Panel.

Lyme disease (borreliosis) is just one of many challenging diseases caused by spirochetes for health care practitioners to indentify, diagnose, and treat.

Molecular Confirmation

Test Tube The KS3 Lab Lyme panel utilizes the specificity of DNA by first selectively targeting parts of the genetic code that are specific to unwanted bacteria. These bacteria can be found in body fluids or a tissue sample.

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These specific bacterial DNA parts are amplified and then sequencing. This allows KS3 Lab to not only detect the bacteria, but also determine the specific identity of the organisms causing the disease.

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tickLyme disease may be one of the fastest growing epidemics in the world. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as quoted from NutraNews, “there is considerable underreporting of Lyme disease, maintaining that the actual infection rate may be 1.8 million, 10 times higher than the 180,000 cases currently reported.”


Pathogen Information

SpirochetesThe following organisms can be detected and identified using the test panels offered by KS3 Lab Technologies.

Click here to read more information on each organism.  See Services for pricing.

  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  • Borrelia afzelii
  • Babesia microti
  • Bartonella henselae
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Borrelia garinii
  • Borrelia hermsii
  • Borrelia lonestari
  • Borrelia parkeri
  • Borrelia valasiana
  • Brachyspira aalborgi
  • Bracyspira hyodysenteriae
  • Coxiella burnetti
  • Ehrlichia chaffeensis
  • Ehrlichia ewingii
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Mycoplasma fermentans
  • Rickettsia spp (9 species)
  • Treponema carateum
  • Treponema denticola
  • Treponema pallidum
  • Treponema pertenue

Test Kits

KS3 Lab Test Kit
The results of the diagnostic test will include a separate lists of organisms tested for and detected, and organisms included in the panel and not detected. 

The unique method involved in targeting the requested analytes has the potential to identify critical pathogens not listed on the Panel. No additional tests are being performed on the patient samples that have not been requested by an authorized person and no additional billing will be incurred if an abnormal result is found. It is the policy and ethical responsibility of KS3 Lab Technologies, L.P. to disclose all abnormal test results to the health care provider that could be considered critical and detrimental to the clinical care provided to the patient. 

KS3 Lab Lyme Panel

See Services for more information on other panel options.


Leptospira (multiple species)

Leptospirosis and many others

Borrelia (multiple species)

Lyme disease and Lyme like illnesses

Treponema (multiple species)

Syphilis and many other diseases

Brachyspira (multiple species)

Intestinal Spirochetosis

Ehrlichia (multiple species)

Many zoonotic diseases

Bartonella (multiple species)

Cat scratch disease

Coxiella burnetti


Rickettsia (multiple species)

Spotted Fever, Typhus, etc.

Mycoplasma (multiple species)

Respiratory disorders, pelvic inflammatory disease, etc.

Anaplasma phagocytophila


Click here to see the KS3 Lab fungi Panel.