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Table 3 Data collection and measurements for study participants. General Dutch population and healthy blood donors

From: Ticking on Pandora’s box: a prospective case-control study into ‘other’ tick-borne diseases

  Baseline 4 weeks
Written information and informed consent X  
Baseline characteristics X  
Recording of adverse events X X
Laboratory measurements
 C6 EIA and confirmatory immunoblot – Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. X  
 ELISA and confirmatory VNT - TBEV X  
 IFA – Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti, Rickettsia SFG X  
 Immunofluorescence protein microarray – Borrelia miyamotoi X  
  1. For explanation of abbreviations, see the main text