Lyme Disease Testing
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To detect antibodies to the organism that causes Lyme disease.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
(Method: Enzyme immunoassay [EIA]) Less than 0.91 index; positives are confirmed by blot analysis (immunoblot). The criterion for interpretation of a positive immunoblot test requires the identification of at least five specific bands.
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Lyme Disease Testing." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425467/all/Lyme_Disease_Testing.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Lyme Disease Testing. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425467/all/Lyme_Disease_Testing. Accessed October 14, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Lyme Disease Testing. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425467/all/Lyme_Disease_Testing
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Lyme Disease Testing [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 14]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425467/all/Lyme_Disease_Testing.
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