A Dutch nationwide evaluation of serological assays for detection of Borrelia antibodies in clinically well-defined patients.

@article{Ang2015ADN,
  title={A Dutch nationwide evaluation of serological assays for detection of Borrelia antibodies in clinically well-defined patients.},
  author={C. Wim Ang and Afke H Brandenburg and Nathalie D van Burgel and Henk A Bijlmer and Tineke M. P. T. Herremans and Femke Stelma and Frans M Verduyn Lunel and Alje P. van Dam},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2015},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={222-8}
}
Numerous tests for the detection of antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi are commercially available. Manufacturer-derived data invariably report a high sensitivity and specificity, but comparative studies demonstrate large differences in clinical practice, especially with regard to specificity. We retrospectively collected data from validation studies for B. burgdorferi antibody assays from 8 laboratories in the Netherlands. The total number of samples was 809. Samples were selected based on… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
4 Citations
18 References
Similar Papers

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 18 references

Evaluation of commercial screening tests and blot assays for the diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis

  • L Busson, M Reynders, S Van den Wijngaert, H Dahma, M Decolvenaer, L Vasseur
  • Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2012;73(3):246–51
  • 2012
2 Excerpts

Laboratory diagnostic testing for Borrelia burgdorferi Infection

  • BJ Johnson
  • Halperin JJ, editor. LymeDisease: An Evidence…
  • 2011
2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…