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Will lymerix shots result in future false positive tests for the disease?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
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In brief: Maybe

Lymerix, a vaccine to prevent lyme disease may interfere with testing for lyme disease.
Lymerix is no longer avaialbe. People who were vaccinated may test 'positive' for lyme disease with the igg elisa test. A western blot test can help sort this out. Tell your doctor if you have recieved the Lymerix so that he/she can order the correct testing for you.

In brief: Maybe

Lymerix, a vaccine to prevent lyme disease may interfere with testing for lyme disease.
Lymerix is no longer avaialbe. People who were vaccinated may test 'positive' for lyme disease with the igg elisa test. A western blot test can help sort this out. Tell your doctor if you have recieved the Lymerix so that he/she can order the correct testing for you.
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