|Title||Cross-reactivity between Lyme and syphilis screening assays: Lyme disease does not cause false-positive syphilis screens|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Patriquin G, LeBlanc J, Heinstein C, Roberts C, Lindsay R, Hatchette TF|
|Journal||Diagn Microbiology Infect Dis|
|Keywords||Cross-reactivity, Lyme disease, Syphilis|
Increased rates of Lyme disease and syphilis in the same geographic area prompted an assessment of screening test cross-reactivity. This study supports the previously described cross-reactivity of Lyme screening among syphilis-positive sera and reports evidence against the possibility of false-positive syphilis screening tests resulting from previous Borrelia burgdorferi infection.