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Sorry, this is completely incorrect. The specificity of the test is very poor and the CDC now recommends that it not be done, based on poor specificity. This ID doc is clearly not familiar with the western blot. The IgG test is under the microscope now with the FDA, NIH and CDC. I’m so sorry this is confusing for you. I believe you can trust the blot. I’ve had false positives as high as 17!