LYME DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
Lyme disease is widely considered a “clinical” diagnosis, based on symptoms, physical findings and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. Lyme disease can be a multi-system disease.
COMMON LYME TESTS
Current tests can miss a substantial % of active Lyme disease. The 2-tier serology blood test has been found to miss as much as 75% of confirmed cases of early Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a “‘clinical” diagnosis determined by your physician/HCP and relying on their experience in diagnosing tick-borne diseases. Testing is an adjunct to their clinical diagnosis.
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Revised July 2015
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