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A 33-year-old female asked:

How accurate is a lyme disease ab w/refl to blot (igg, igm) test? my results came back negative but with my symptoms my doctor seemed pretty certain

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Not very accurate!: Lyme testing leaves a lot to be desired. The screening AB via ELISA misses at least HALF of all cases. The Western Blot is a better test and should be done even if the AB test is negative, but most labs do inadequate tests; the best is by IgeneX but even that may miss over 20% of cases! See http://betterhealthguy.com/lyme/testing and https://tinyurl.com/y8opon3c for much more info!
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