▪Antigen testing would be most useful if samplescould be collected at the time of tick exposure,and during the course of treatment.
Urine Antigen Test ▪For this reason a Urine Antigen Test would beideal because it is non invasive.
▪Nevertheless, attempts at developing a reliableurine antigen test have failed because theantigen is
1.Very low in concentration; below the detectionlimits of the experimental immunoassays.1.Very low in concentration; below the detectionlimits of the experimental immunoassays.
2.Masked by interfering substances in the urine.2.Masked by interfering substances in the urine.