Table 10.

Comparison of “best” European immunoblot interpretation rule with best rule for individual laboratories

LaboratoryStrainEuropean rule no.European rule% Sens/% spec for European ruleaIndividual laboratory rule% Sens/% spec for individual laboratory rulea
AACA153 bands from p41 (M)b, OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p41, p1780/9419 alone or 2 bands from p58, OspC (M), p41 (M)80/92
BESP122 bands from p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p58, p3981/942 bands from p39, OspC, OspC (M), p2185/98
CA39563 bands fsrom p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p17, OspC56/992 bands from p34, OspC(M), p21, p4173/97
DPKo72 bands from p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p41, p17, OspC83/92p41 and p43, or p58, or p14, or OspC(M)83/95
DPBi52 bands from p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p41, p1774/89p58, or OspC (M), or p21, or p3079/93
EVS46143 bands from p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p1767/973 bands from p58, p39, p28, p83/100, p41 (M), p60 (M)78/96
FNe8363 bands from p41 (M), OspC (M), p83/100, p39, p17, OspC78/873 bands from p43, p54/55, p41, OspC (M), p41 (M)80/96
  • a Sens, sensitivity; spec, specificity. Sensitivity calculated by combining data for patient with EM and LB. Specificity was calculated by combining data for potential cross-reactor and healthy individuals' sera.

  • b M, IgM.