University of Pennsylvania Researchers Attach Lyme Disease Antibodies to Nanotubes, Paving Way for Diagnostic Device

Published: Mar 27, 2013

Early diagnosis is critical in treating Lyme disease. However, nearly one quarter of Lyme disease patients are initially misdiagnosed because currently available serological tests have poor sensitivity and specificity during the early stages of infection. Misdiagnosed patients may go untreated and thus progress to late-stage Lyme disease, where they face longer and more invasive treatments, as well as persistent symptoms.

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