Laboratoriediagnostik af infektion forårsaget af Borrelia burgdorferi

Ram B Dessau, Jette M Bangsborg, Tove P Ejlertsen Jensen, Klaus Hansen, Anne-Mette K Lebech, Christian Østergaard Andersen

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Abstrakt

The laboratory diagnosis of Lyme disease in Denmark is reviewed with recommendations for serological testing. In Denmark the laboratory testing is performed with an ELISA technique. Most laboratories use an assay based on purified flagella antigen. The two-tier approach with Western Blot as confirmatory testing is not recommended since the contribution to the diagnostic specificity is only marginal. Predictive values of Lyme serology are presented, based on the estimated prevalence of the different stages of Lyme disease in Denmark.

Bidragets oversatte titelLaboratory diagnosis of infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind168
Udgave nummer34
Sider (fra-til)2805-2807
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 21. aug. 2006

Emneord

  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Blotting, Western
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis
  • Serologic Tests

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