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Serologic Diagnosis of Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease - Diagnostic Approach, cont.

Slide 5

May 2008

For those patients requiring laboratory testing there are several diagnostic approaches available with the most common diagnostic approach being serology. Mayo Medical Laboratories offers a screening immunoassay for Lyme antibody. This is performed by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and is available on both serum and cerebrospinal fluid. In addition to EIA testing by Western blot for IgM and IgG class antibodies to Borrelia is also available on these specimen types.

Diagnostic Approach, cont.


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