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Hi- Would love some assistance. I went to the doc yesterday and he said I did not have lyme- none of the bands showed up. I wanted to be sure he meant NONE of the bands showed up and not just none of the CDC bands. So I looked at my test results. It does look like I do not have one single band but I wanted to check with people on this board. If there is any doubt, I want to get an Igenex test.

Here is what the results look like:

Lyme EIA 1.13 LIV (Equivocal if 0-1.2)

Lyme G West Ref
Bands present: NONE
(Insufficient bands for a positive result)
Test information: Borrelia Burgdorferi Ab, IgG Western blot IgG positive: Any 5 of the following 10 bands: 18,23,28,30,39,41,45,58,66 or 93 kDa.
Result: Negative

Lyme M West RFX
Bands Present: NONE
(Insufficient bands for a positive result)
Test information: Borrelia Burgdorferi Ab, IgG Western blot IgG positive: Any 2 of the following 3 bands 23,39 or 41 kDa.
Result: Negative

Thanks!:)
[QUOTE=zandvoort;3026093]Hi- Would love some assistance. I went to the doc yesterday and he said I did not have lyme- none of the bands showed up. I wanted to be sure he meant NONE of the bands showed up and not just none of the CDC bands. So I looked at my test results. It does look like I do not have one single band but I wanted to check with people on this board. If there is any doubt, I want to get an Igenex test.

Here is what the results look like:

Lyme EIA 1.13 LIV (Equivocal if 0-1.2)

Lyme G West Ref
Bands present: NONE
(Insufficient bands for a positive result)
Test information: Borrelia Burgdorferi Ab, IgG Western blot IgG positive: Any 5 of the following 10 bands: 18,23,28,30,39,41,45,58,66 or 93 kDa.
Result: Negative

Lyme M West RFX
Bands Present: NONE
(Insufficient bands for a positive result)
Test information: Borrelia Burgdorferi Ab, IgG Western blot IgG positive: Any 2 of the following 3 bands 23,39 or 41 kDa.
Result: Negative

Thanks!:)[/QUOTE]

Looks like this lab is using the old CDC-criteria of 5 bands, despite the CDC saying their criteria was to be used ONLY for their tracking purposes, not using it for diagnosis. I think Igenex uses 3 bands out of 10...and the Elisa is equivacable (ie, maybe positive). The Elisa isn't all that accurate anyways.

Yep, I'd get re-tested by a reputable lab.





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