Table 8.

Possible European rules formulated from eight immunoblot bands important in all the participating laboratories

Rule no.No. of bands requiredAntigensa
R12 or 3p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p58
R22 or 3p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p58, p39
R32 or 3p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p41
R42 or 3p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p17
R52 or 3p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p41, p17
R62 or 3p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p17, OspC
R72, 3, or 4p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p41, p17, OspC