Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Lyme Disease Evaluation

The evaluation of Lyme disease begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with Lyme disease may include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate Lyme disease include:
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
  • Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
  • Western Blot
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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