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Can you have Lyme disease and still have a negative test result on the western blot test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Possible

Lab tests have false negatives and false positives.
Each lab test result needs to be interpreted in the clinical context. A person may have infection with lyme disease and may not make appropriate antibody and have a negative test while the test is working properly.

In brief: Possible

Lab tests have false negatives and false positives.
Each lab test result needs to be interpreted in the clinical context. A person may have infection with lyme disease and may not make appropriate antibody and have a negative test while the test is working properly.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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