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Posted by LS
on October 05, 1999 at 21:38:08:
In Reply to: Re: western blot and elisa posted by M.A. on October 02, 1999 at 14:38:48:
The Eliza and Western Blot are indirect tests for Lyme Disease. As such, they are not diagnostic of infection, but are only suggestive of previous exposure (much like a PPD for Tuberculosis). The CDC does not recommend these test to be used for diagnosis, but only for case surveillance (and reporting). Research has shown that at least 40% of all Lyme patients have negative ELISA and Western Blot testing..
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