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The detection by Western blot of immunoglobulin M antibodies directed against Borrelia burgdorferi, a Gram negative bacterium, is one of the most reliable tests for the presence of the pathogen. Borrelia burgdorferi is transmitted to humans by the tick Ixodes scapularis and causes Lyme disease. The presence of IgM bands 21/25, 39, and 41 indicates a positive result. (Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, 4th edition, Wu AHB, 2006.) Source: Regenstrief Institute

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Borrelia burgdorferi IgM
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zh-CN Chinese (China) 伯氏疏螺旋体抗体.IgM
Synonyms: 伯氏疏螺旋体 Ab.IgM;伯氏疏螺旋体 IgM
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Borrelia burgdorferi Acs IgM