4 years ago

To test or not to test? Laboratory support for the diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis

Formal serology in patients presenting with presumptive Lyme disease symptoms is not sufficient to definitively rule out Lyme disease. A broader laboratory panel approach such as including a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or ELISPOT test can be more sensitive and specific. The search for an antibody intrathecal production may not be essential to the diagnosis in some neuroboreliosis cases (peripheral neuropathy).

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S1198743X17305281

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