......ELISA test 50% accuraat ......
Now consider the second screening test: The Western Blot was once a useful tool for diagnosing Lyme disea se when used properly, but the National Western Blot Criteria meeting held in Dearborn MI changed this test from somewhat useful to useless and the logic and science behind it is so poor we have to ask ourselves what agenda did the committee of state epide miologists and concerned patentowners have? Yes people and institutions who had conflicts of financial interest had input into the twotiered system of diagnosis that we currently use. The nearly arbitrary decision to eliminate species specific antibodyBlot tests definitely made the Westernb ands from the reporting of the Western Blot test less accurate. This change in accuracy did not come about from changing the actual test but rather by enforcing a reportingbureaucracy that made the test less sensitiv e. Make no mistake the labs that do this test still see the positive bands that are banned from reporting, but are legally unable to report them.
Western Blot and False Negatives in Children: Fawcett et al. 1995 Rheumatology Symposia Abstract # 1254 Dr. Paul This abstract showed that under the old criteria, all of 66 pediatric patients with a history of a tick bite and, Bull’s Eye r ash who were symptomatic, were accepted as positive under the old Western Blot interpretation. Under the newly proposed criteria only 20 were now considered positive. That means 46 children who were all symptomatic, would probably under the previously ment ion YALE Criteria be denied treatment! That’s a success rate of only 31 %.
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