Lyme Disease can be difficult to diagnose on clinical grounds because of the symptoms and signs are generally nonspecific. This module discusses how clinicians may use serologic results in their diagnostic decision-making.
Note: It may be helpful to view Basic principles of diagnostic testing prior to participating in this activity.
- Understand role of serology in diagnosing Lyme disease
- Understand the procedures for ELISA, Western blot and two-tier testing in Lyme disease
- Recognize the utility and limitations of serology in Lyme disease
The AAFP has reviewed “Serologic testing in Lyme disease” and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 09/30/2021 to 09/29/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This session is approved for 1.0 online enduring material activity AAFP Prescribed credits.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
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