TABLE 1.

Comparison of the newer recombinant immunoblot test with the older recombinant test and the whole-cell lysate immunoblot test

GroupTotal no. of serum samplesNo. (%) of positive serum samples by the:
Newer recombinant immunoblot testOlder recombinant immunoblot testWhole-cell lysate immunoblot test
Neuroborreliosis stage II3631 (86.1)19 (52.7)23 (63.8)
Controla67002
  • a The control group consisted of 49 healthy persons, 8 patients with syphilis, and 10 patients positive for rheumatoid factor.