My understanding is that with the culture test, they 'grow' more bacteria so that it's easier to get a good sample of a spirochete for testing.
With the PCR testing, you get whatever is available in the blood at that moment and nothing more.
Hopefully someone that understands how these tests function better will be along shortly!
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