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Are there any test for Lyme disease?
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Yes
There is a blood test that is available to test for lyme disease.

In brief: Yes
There is a blood test that is available to test for lyme disease.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Many tests
There are many tests for lyme disease, but none are totally reliable.
The elisa test is positive in about half of those infected. The western blot test is positive in ~70% of cases, but most labs don't do a thorough enough version- i recommend igenex labs. Pcr tests are positive only ~20% of the time. A new test, a culture by advanced laboratories may detect lyme in >80% of cases so may be best.

In brief: Many tests
There are many tests for lyme disease, but none are totally reliable.
The elisa test is positive in about half of those infected. The western blot test is positive in ~70% of cases, but most labs don't do a thorough enough version- i recommend igenex labs. Pcr tests are positive only ~20% of the time. A new test, a culture by advanced laboratories may detect lyme in >80% of cases so may be best.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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