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Hello,

I'm so confused about this lyme disease. Does a false positive mean you are infected, but the disease isn't active? There's a comment on my results that say this is likely for people who have IGM positive and IGG negative after the initial 4 week period from onset.

I guess that's why I should probably check with a specialist.

Cathy
Cathy, if you ask me a positive test means you have Lyme disease.

I am so frustated by many doctors who run these tests. If they come back negative, patients are told they do not have Lyme. If it comes back positive, they are told it is a false positive. Why do they run the tests? It is aggravating.

The IgM Western Blot tests for a more recent infection and the IgG tests for a longer-standing infection. Again, no Lyme test is completely reliable.





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