TABLE 2.

Comparison of the enzyme immunoassay and Liaison test systems for detection of borrelial IgM and IgG in the CSF of patients with different clinical diagnoses

Group and LIA resultaNo. (%) with the indicated EIA result
IgMIgG
PosBordNegAllPosBordNegAll
LNB
    Pos7 (20.6)014 (41.2)21 (61.8)14 (41.2)06 (17.6)20 (58.8)
    Bord001 (2.9)1 (2.9)0000
    Neg0012 (35.3)12 (35.3)0014 (41.2)14 (41.2)
    All7 (20.6)027 (79.4)34 (100)14 (41.2)020 (58.8)34 (100)
sLNB
    Pos0000004 (14.8)4 (14.8)
    Bord00000000
    Neg0027 (100)27 (100)0023 (85.2)23 (85.2)
    All0027 (100)27 (100)0027 (100)27 (100)
TBE
    Pos004 (12.5)4 (12.5)1 (3.1)07 (21.9)8 (25)
    Bord00000000
    Neg0028 (87.5)28 (87.5)0024 (75)24 (75)
    All0032 (100)32 (100)1 (3.1)031 (96.9)32 (100)
  • a LIA, Liaison test; LNB, Lyme neuroborreliosis; sLNB, suspected Lyme neuroborreliosis; TBE, tick-borne encephalitis; Pos, positive; Bord, borderline; Neg, negative.