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Borrelia is a genus of the spirochete phylum. The disease caused by the bacteria is called Lyme disease. HOW THE TEST WORKS The lab test detect two types of antibodies – IgM and IgG. Borrelia IgM antibodies are generally detectable in the blood after about 2-3 weeks to the exposure of the bacteria. IgM level […]


ESR Formal name: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate How is it used? The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a relatively simple, inexpensive, non-specific test that has been used to help detect inflammation associated with conditions such as infections, cancers and autoimmune diseases. ESR is said to be non-specific test because an elevated result often indicates the presence of […]