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What are blood tests for Lyme disease?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: ELISA/West blot.
The 2 main tests are elisa and western blot.
Elisa or serology is used for screening to see if there is an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is to this and not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test.

In brief: ELISA/West blot.
The 2 main tests are elisa and western blot.
Elisa or serology is used for screening to see if there is an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is to this and not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test.
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