News8 wtnh.com June, 2017
The CDC states one Lyme test may not be enough and to be cautious with false-negative results from Lyme disease tests after getting a tick bite. The test in the early stages only tests positive from 29-40% of the time.
“Lyme disease testing can be negative in the first month following infection and this is because we’re really waiting for the human immune response to mount in response to the infection,” said Claudia Molins, a CDC Microbiologist.
**Doctors who suspect Lyme should prescribe antibiotics **
Please note that some folks never mount enough of an immune response to meet the stringent and arbitrary CDC two-tiered testing and this is the elephant in the room.