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Two-tier testing for Lyme disease:

The two-Tier testing decision tree describes the steps required to properly test for Lyme disease.

The Two-tier Testing Decision Tree describes the steps required to properly test for Lyme disease.

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Understanding laboratory test results:

The Test Results illustration depicts the likelihood of false positive and false negative results based on the prior probability of a disease occurring in a given population.  Clinicians should consider the likelihood of disease before performing laboratory testing.

The likelihood that a patient has a disease depends on many factors. The illustration depicts the likelihood of false positive and false negative test results based on whether a particular disease is common or rare in a given setting.

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Continuing Medical Education for Clinicians

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Lyme Disease Self Assessment

From the American College of Physicians (ACP) Initiative on Lyme Disease--an online quiz containing six clinical scenarios regarding the evaluation and treatment of Lyme disease.

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Case Definition and Report Forms

Note: Surveillance case definitions establish uniform criteria for disease reporting and should not be used as the sole criteria for establishing clinical diagnoses, determining the standard of care necessary for a particular patient, setting guidelines for quality assurance, or providing standards for reimbursement.

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