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Hi,
I just got my IgeneX results, and of course, I'm confused--can you help ?
IGG result
CDC/NYS result Band18+
31++
34+
39 IND
41++
58++
IGMresult Band31+
41 IND

I will talk to the Dr tomorrow, but am too curious not to ask here first....I have tested positive for Bartonella from Fry Labs....My killer cell #'s were low at 40 (norm is 60-360)...my thyroid antibodies were a little high TPO 51 (norm is 0-34) and Antithyroglobulin AB was 47 (norm is 0-40)....and Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNF-Alpha) was 11.1 (norm is 0.0-8.1)

Give it to me straight ---what do you think ??
Hi Braveheart. Below is the breakdown of the Western Blot:

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
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

The IgM tests for a more recent infection, the IgG tests for a longer standing infection. Band 41 is often the first to show, and yours are positive and IND. Bands 31, 34, and 39 are Lyme specific bands and yours are either positive or IND. I think your results are significant.

The CDC requires several bands to be positive for the test to be positive; however, many people who have Lyme do not have this many bands. Lyme doctors often look at which bands are positive. Some are specific for Lyme.

Are you seeing a Lyme doctor? Have you been tested for the other co-infections also? Are you being treated?

Elevated thyroid antibodies indicates Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, a type of auto-immune hypothyroidism. I believe you need to treat this even if your other thyroid results are in the normal range. If you have not done so, ask to have your Free T3 and Free T4 levels checked also. These are simple blood tests. Some people, including myself, have Lyme and a thyroid disorder. I have Hashimoto's.





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