False positive Elisa test

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all blood doctors wont test western blot without a positive elisa

elisa can be 75 percent wrong google says

in more tech terms which i dont underatand :


  • Sensitivity 66.3% - 93.6%
  • Specificity 98%


  • Sensitivity 25.6% - 46.7%
  • Specificity 100%

can anyone share their story on finally being diagnosec with lyme bur having negative elisa

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    Well, I didn't get a negative Elisa but I did a positive Elisa twice and yet I was still told by my GP that I was negative. They did follow up with the Western Blot but I only had one band (39 which is a lyme specific band according to Dr Horrowitz who is a leading Lyme doc in the USA). However, this band was not sufficient to be considered positive. I finally got my potive result from USA - far too late mind as I've been ill for years and now bed bound and crippled.

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