The Past, Present, and (Possible) Future of Serologic Testing for Lyme Disease.

@article{Theel2016ThePP,
  title={The Past, Present, and (Possible) Future of Serologic Testing for Lyme Disease.},
  author={Elitza S. Theel},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={1191-6}
}
Lyme disease prevails as the most commonly transmitted tick-borne infection in the United States, and serologic evaluation for antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi remains the recommended modality for diagnosis. This review presents a brief historical perspective on the evolution of serologic assays for Lyme disease and provides a summary of the performance characteristics for the currently recommended two-tiered testing algorithm (TTTA). Additionally, a recently proposed alternative to the… CONTINUE READING
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