Question by  scorpie (48)

What tests are used for Lyme disease?

I think I have Lyme disease.


Answer by  AJ93 (182)

A blood test can be done to screen for Lyme disease, and a more accurate test can actually confirm it.


Answer by  Jolie (1227)

The main test done is a blood test. There are also other ways to test if you have multiple sclorosis or other conditions that may affect the results. It is rare but sometimes there may be a skin biopsy taken. If these tests are positive then a Western Blot test is ordered.


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

The most common tests for Lyme disease look for antibodies in the patient's blood. One of the tests is called ELISA; if positive or ambiguous, Western Blot is also used.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

You can get a blood test that will test for Lyme Disease antibodies. After a tick bite, it can be two months before the test will come back positive.


Answer by  harwoodkp (376)

The most common test is antibodies in the blood. There is the polymerase chain reaction tests for the DNA of the lyme disease. The skin culture can also be testes.

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