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Please tell me, is western blot good in diagnosing Lyme disease?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Not great

But it is used to diagnoses lyme disease as it is one of the better tests we have.
The cdc recently stated it believes lyme infections are about ten times higher than predicted due to false negatives related to current testing. Hope that helps!

In brief: Not great

But it is used to diagnoses lyme disease as it is one of the better tests we have.
The cdc recently stated it believes lyme infections are about ten times higher than predicted due to false negatives related to current testing. Hope that helps!
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