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Maumelle, AR
A 25-year-old female asked:

Lyme disease ab plus reflex to igg, igm-wb blood test done today. how long for results and how accurate are they?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Lyme disease: This test can be extremely accurate if done in the context of recent exposure and symptoms suggestive of acute lyme disease.
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Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 47 years experience
About a week: The regular lyme test is specific but not very sensitive .There can be many reasons for a false positive result. If it is positive on the screening test it is then sent for the more sensitive western blot test. If the igm test is positive it could represent a recent exposure to lyme disease if the igg is positive it indicates a more distant orast exposure. If the igm is positive you should be eval.
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Last updated Jul 22, 2018

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