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Metro

Oct. 21

Many tests to diagnose Lyme, but no proof they work

Unregulated procedures can be costly, sow confusion

Fourth in a series of occasional articles.

The announcement spread quickly through the Web to Lyme disease patients across the United States. A small private lab had made an exciting breakthrough, the e-mail said, developing a surefire way to identify the debilitating disease in people.

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