TABLE 1.

Comparative sensitivities of the whole-cell Lyme ELISA, Western blotting, two-tiered algorithm, and C6 test

Disease stageNo. of patientsNo. (%) of patients positive by:
ELISAWestern blottingTwo-tiered algorithmC6 test
EM399 (23)11 (28)4 (10)17 (44)
Disseminated9280 (87)90 (98)78 (85)81 (88)
    Total13189 (68)101 (77)82 (63)98 (75)