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With lyme disease you have ELISA and western blot but what if you tested ELISA negative is Lyme disease impossible? Or wise to do western blot?

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Dr. Steven Rosner
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Lyme blood test

In early Lyme Disease Elisa can be negative.
No use testing Western Blot if Elisa is negative. Follow patient clinically and if symptoms of Lyme disease occur re-test Elisa.

In brief: Lyme blood test

In early Lyme Disease Elisa can be negative.
No use testing Western Blot if Elisa is negative. Follow patient clinically and if symptoms of Lyme disease occur re-test Elisa.
Dr. Steven Rosner
Dr. Steven Rosner
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