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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

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Patient Case 3 (continued)

Slide 29

July 2010

If we now return to our patient case, you’ll remember that the screen EIA was positive, so the testing laboratory appropriately reflexed the specimen to Western blot for supplementary testing. The results of the Western blot were as follows: The IgM was interpreted as positive with 2 of the 3 diagnostic bands present, and the IgG was reported as negative, but with 3 of the 10 diagnostic bands present. A common question following a result profile such as this is “Whether any further follow-up testing should be performed to support the diagnosis?”

Patient Case 3 (continued)


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