The apparently fool-proof way of determining Lyme status seems to be via traditional culturing. But this happens very rarely even in the research studies ascertaining the validity of mainstream or alternative testing. Why is it used so rarely? What process is involved? How lengthy and expensive is it? Is it really fool-proof, or is there a likely risk of false-negatives? Does traditional Lyme culturing catch all types of Borrelia infection, or just Borrelia Burgdorferi? Does traditional culturing easily distinguish between the different types of Borrelia? This discussion does not involve the private lab which cultures for consumers using a never method. That belongs in a different thread, if someone wants to discuss its accuracy.