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Centre for Tick-borne Diseases
Dr. András Lakos

Our centre is specialized in clinical and laboratory evaluation of infections transmitted by ticks. We are especially experienced in Lyme borreliosis
and TIBOLA (tick-borne lymphadenopathy).
You have to ask for an appointment by phone:
+36 30 9619134

Our laboratory is the only one equipped for the isolation of the Lyme disease agent, Borrelia burgdorferi in Hungary. At least 300 000 borrelia immuno- (Western) blot examinations have been performed for clinical diagnostic and scientific purposes.

This is probably, the highest figure in Hungary. Western blot, is the most reliable method in Lyme diagnostics, and we improved the specificity to 96% in IgG and 100% in IgM using thousands of controls to set up the cut-off levels. This method was introduced in our lab in 1996, being the first in Hungary.

We developed a new method for diagnosing neuroborreliosis (the neurological complication of Lyme disease). It seems to be the most reliable technique in this field, and probably this is the only appropriate one for serological follow up (See the PDF file: Lakos A, Ferenczi E, Komoly S, Granström M: Different B-cell populations are responsible for the peripheral and intrathecal antibody production in neuroborreliosis. Int Immunol. 2005 Dec;17(12):1631-7).

The serological test which we developed and have been using since 1996 (Lakoblot Lyme IgG + IgM kit) was controlled by the Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Microbiology, Tumor and Cellbiology (Stockholm, Sweden), the European Society for External Quality Assessment (ESfEQA, Heidelberg, Germany) and the Qualicont In vitro Diagnostic and Quality Assessment Nonprofit Ltd (Szeged, Hungary).


Curriculum Vitate

Our prices


Lyme (Borrelia)
Western blot test:
(per blood test)
25 000 Ft
Consultation
without blood test:
12 000 Ft
Vaccination
against tick-borne encephalitis (Encepur):
10 000 Ft
We accept cash only!

Videos



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Tick removal with yarn00:28

Source: Dr. Zati Vatansever (Ankara, Turkey)