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For physical exam blood tests, Do doctors usually check for Lyme disease or does it get noticed in the blood? Does that have to be requested?

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Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Blood tests

"Routine" blood tests do not check for Lyme disease.
A blood test for Lyme disease would be done when a suspicion for the disease from the history and/or physical warrants it.

In brief: Blood tests

"Routine" blood tests do not check for Lyme disease.
A blood test for Lyme disease would be done when a suspicion for the disease from the history and/or physical warrants it.
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Dr. Anthony Fritz
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Dr. Jennifer Hwang
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Lyme disease is not routinely checked in blood tests.
It is only checked if there are symptoms/signs that indicate a potential infection. If you are concerned, contact your physician.

In brief: No

Lyme disease is not routinely checked in blood tests.
It is only checked if there are symptoms/signs that indicate a potential infection. If you are concerned, contact your physician.
Dr. Jennifer Hwang
Dr. Jennifer Hwang
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In brief: Requested

it does have to be requested it does not showed on routine test

In brief: Requested

it does have to be requested it does not showed on routine test
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine

In brief: It has to be

requested

In brief: It has to be

requested
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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