Lyme disease: The tests are only as good as the toss of a
22 November 2007
Tests for Lyme disease are so poor that they can miss up to half of all
cases. Even test kits that have been approved by drug regulators such as
the Centers for Disease Control in the US miss an average of 88 cases out of
Current testing kits are no better than tossing a coin, says the Lyme and
Associated Diseases Society, and, as a result, many people with the disease
are walking around undiagnosed.
(Source: British Medical Journal, 2007; 335: 1008).