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Serologic Diagnosis of Lyme Disease


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May 2008

Welcome to Mayo Medical Laboratories' Hot Topics. These presentations provide short discussions of current topics and may be helpful to you in your practice.

Our presenter for this program is Dr. Matthew Binnicker from the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Binnicker will be discussing Mayo Clinic’s approach to laboratory testing for Lyme disease and the attributes of the currently available tests.

In this presentation we will review the laboratory tests that are available for the diagnosis of Lyme disease and I will place an emphasis on the serologic methods that are most commonly used. In addition we will present the CDC-recommended algorithm for serologic testing and review the situations when laboratory testing is appropriate when evaluating a patient for possible Lyme disease.



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