Antibody testing and Lyme disease risk

Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 May;11(5):722-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1105.040381.


Lyme disease test results for >9,000 dogs were collected from participating veterinary clinics. Testing was conducted by using the IDEXX 3Dx kit, used widely by Maine veterinarians to screen clinically normal dogs during heartworm season. This study demonstrates how this test can be a valuable public health disease surveillance tool.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / blood*
  • Dog Diseases / diagnosis
  • Dog Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Dogs
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis
  • Lyme Disease / epidemiology
  • Lyme Disease / veterinary*
  • Maine / epidemiology
  • Reagent Kits, Diagnostic*
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies


  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Reagent Kits, Diagnostic