Saturday, March 18, 2017

Laboratory Tests That Help to Detect Lyme Disease

Clinical diagnosis is just not sufficient to detect Lyme disease because the symptoms are closely similar to those of many other diseases. Headaches, joint pains and numbness in the legs, arms, hands and feet which are usually associated with Lyme disease are also present in many other diseases. Therefore, the clinical diagnosis has to be supported by diagnostic tests to confirm the presence of Lyme disease. Several tests may have to be done as the patient may not test positive in some tests. Only if the same results are corroborated through other tests can the patient be considered to be free from the disease. Multiple tests help to rule out the possibilities of any other diseases that might cause the symptoms. It also helps the doctor to correlate the findings with other patients who suffer from the disease that makes it easy to arrive at a conclusion.

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