Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Blood tests can detect antibodies to the bacteria, indicating current or past infection.

iollo markers that associate with Lyme*

Arachidonic acid

Arachidonic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid involved in inflammatory processes. Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia bacteria, triggers inflammation that may alter arachidonic acid levels.


Cortisol is a steroid hormone released in response to stress and inflammation. Lyme infection may stimulate cortisol production as part of the body’s immune and stress response to the bacteria.


Kynurenine is produced from tryptophan catabolism and is involved in regulating immune function. Lyme-induced inflammation may shift tryptophan breakdown toward kynurenine production.