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Hey guys..I know its just the initial screen BUT I tested positive, so I guess its on to West blot...I'm close to seeing an LLMD and get further testing for Co-infections ,etc but it unfortunately takes time. Can someone, share a high level opinion on the below, share any positives or negatives..Again, I realize its inaccuracy and lack of detail but still in all i'm curious...ALSO, I saw where 6 blues mentioned her enzyme levels were "back in range" (CONGRATS!)...Well, mine are now a bit out of range: (Alkaline Phospate 126, (ALT: 61), In the past they're always normal...Is this a normal reaction to the initial infection? I hope so..

Below are my Labs

Lyme D Screen: 3.68
Interprete: Positive ABN

Lyme Disease IgG Negative
23 KD IgG band reactive
41 kD IgG band reactive

Lyme Disease (IgM) positive
23kD IgM band reactive
41kD IgM band reactive

Not sure why the result reads negative for IgG when the same two numbers are bold and read "reactive"....I think it was Ticker who mentioned 41 is common with new infections but any additional insight would be appreciated prior to me getting out there and purchasing that book by Karen so and so!:)....Thanks, hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!!
Hi smsully. I am sorry you have Lyme, but it is better to know so you can get the treatment you need.

You ELISA looks very positive and you have positive bands on the Western Blot. Below is the breakdown:

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9 cross-reactive for Borrellia
12 specific for Bb
18 unknown
20 cross-reactive for Borrellia
21 unknown
22 specific for Bb, probably really the 23/25 band
23-25 outer surface protein C (OspC), specific for Bb
28 unknown
30 unknown; probably an outer surface protein; common in European and
one California strain
31 outer surface protein A (OspA), specific for Bb
34 outer surface protein B (OspB); specific for Bb
35 specific for Bb
37 specific for Bb
38 cross-reactive for Bb
39 is a major protein of Bb flagellin; specific for Bb
41 flagellin protein of all spirochetes; this is usually the first to appear after a Bb infection and is specific for all Borrellia
45 cross-reactive for all Borellia (sometimes people with Lyme who have
this band positive also have the co-infection Ehrlichiosis)
50 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
55 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
57 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
58 unknown but may be a heat-shock Bb protein
60 cross reactive for all Borrellia
66 cross-reactive for all Borrelia, common in all bacteria
83 specific antigen for the Lyme bacterium, probably a cytoplasmic membrane
93 unknown, probably the same protein in band 83, just migrates differently in some patients[/COLOR]

The IgM tests for a more recent infection and the IgG a longer-standing one. Which lab did the test? Even though the CDC requires a large number of bands to show for it to be considered positive, many people who have Lyme do not have this many bands show. Lyme doctors often focus on which bands show, some are specific for Lyme. Band 23-25 is a Lyme specific band. Your results are significant.

Elevated liver enzymes can be a Lyme symptom. One thing that is good to take for this is Milk Thistle. It is a supplement you can get at a health food store. This should bring them back down. I suggest taking it daily.

When will you be seeing a Lyme doctor? Was the doctor recommended by a Lyme patient?





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