1 doctor weighed in:

What are the tests for Lyme (advanced)?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: ELISA/West blot.

The 2 main best tests, early or late, are elisa and western blot.
Elisa or serology is used for screening for 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 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 best tests, early or late, are elisa and western blot.
Elisa or serology is used for screening for 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 not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors