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PCR test for Lyme disease is not FDA-approved

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Little Rock, Ark. Certain tests have not proven to be reliable for use in the diagnosis of Lyme disease and are not recommended by ADH or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), even if they are promoted by some labs or doctors. Tests that have not been approved include: Lyme Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests, capture assays for antigens in urine, reverse Western Blots, and measu…