TABLE 1.

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

Group and LIA resultaNo. (%) with the indicated EIA result
IgMIgG
PosBordNegAllPosBordNegAll
LNB
    Pos13 (38.2)1 (2.9)5 (14.7)19 (55.9)22 (64.7)03 (8.8)25 (73.5)
    Bord1 (2.9)01 (2.9)2 (5.9)01 (2.9)1 (2.9)2 (5.8)
    Neg01 (2.9)12 (35.3)13 (38.2)01 (2.9)6 (17.4)7 (20.6)
    All14 (41.2)2 (5.9)18 (52.9)34 (100)22 (64.7)2 (5.9)10 (29.4)34 (100)
sLNB
    Pos4 (14.8)1 (3.7)7 (25.9)12 (44.4)11 (40.7)04 (14.8)15 (55.6)
    Bord002 (7.4)2 (7.4)001 (3.7)1 (3.7)
    Neg1 (3.7)012 (44.4)13 (48.1)0011 (40.7)11 (40.7)
    All5 (18.5)1 (3.7)21 (77.8)27 (100)11 (40.7)016 (59.3)27 (100)
TBE
    Pos004 (12.5)4 (12.5)12 (37.5)2 (6.3)1 (3.1)15 (46.9)
    Bord002 (6.3)2 (6.3)001 (3.1)1 (3.1)
    Neg01 (3.1)25 (78.1)26 (81.2)2 (6.3)014 (43.8)16 (50.0)
    All01 (3.1)31 (96.9)32 (100)14 (43.8)2 (6.3)16 (50.0)32 (100)
  • a LIA, Liaison test; LNB, Lyme neuroborreliosis; sLNB, suspected Lyme neuroborreliosis; TBE, tick-borne encephalitis; Pos, positive; Bord, borderline; Neg, negative.