Would someone please explain to me if there is a test or tests to be done after one has been on antibiotics for 6 weeks to see if the Lyme spirochetes have all been erradicated or whether the disease is in the dormant stage? My daughter, age 9, was on 6 weeks of Ceftin about 8 months ago. She hasn't had any recurring symptoms (lyme arthritis, headaches, difficulty speaking/writing/dyslexia, poor coordination, loss of memory) since her treatment except she gets a sore throat now and again for no apparent reason, but we would like to test to make sure she's well and not just in remission. Is there any such test? She had the lyme titer test done initially when finally properly diagnosed (after one year of misdiagnosis as JRA). What does the Western blot test test for? She has not been tested for any co-infections because I didn't even know about that until I started here. I need more information about the different kinds of Lyme tests and whether she should be tested again. Also, which doctor would you recommend us contacting for these tests? Someone mentioned a pediatrics specialist in NJ. When I call their office, I'd like to be prepared to ask about these various tests. I really need to be informed.