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I was recently tested for Lymes last week. I live in Minnesota-ha! Ticks everywhere! Anyways, I got my results yesterday and an email from my doctor that said he wanted me to come in tomorrow 6/13. Can someone help me read these results? Here is what I got:

Hi,
Your test result came back positive for Lyme antibody indicating you might have been exposed to Lyme disease causing bug in the past. However no evidence for active disease as test for this was negative.

Component ResultsComponent
LYME ANTIBODY
Your Value Standard Range Units
0.79 0 - 0.74 OD Ratio

Equivocal
Confirmation to Follow by Western Blot
If this test confirms, this result will be reported to the State
Department of Health.


Here is my WESTERN BLOT
LYME IGM AB,WB NEGATIVE
Reference range: NEGATIVE
B BURGDORF 23 KD IGM NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 39 KD IGM NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 41 KD IGM NONREACTIVE
Reference range: See (NOTE)
B BURGDORF 41 KD IGM (NOTE)

IgM western blots which have 2 (or more) of the
3 significant bands are considered positive for
specific antibody to B. burgdorferi. (Proceedings
of the 2nd Conf. on Lyme Disease, Dearborn, MI,
1994.)


Test performed at QUEST DIAGNOSTICS WOOD DALE
1355 MITTEL BOULEVARD
WOOD DALE, IL 60191-1024
Director: ANTHONY V. THOMAS, MD
LYME IGG AB,WB NEGATIVE
Reference range: NEGATIVE
B BURGDORF 18 KD IGG NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 23 KD IGG NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 28 KD IGG NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 30 KD IGG NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 39 KD IGG NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 41 KD IGG NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 45 KD IGG NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 58 KD IGG NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 66 KD IGG NONREACTIVE
B BURGDORF 93 KD IGG NONREACTIVE
Reference range: See (NOTE)
B BURGDORF 93 KD IGG (NOTE)

IgG western blots which have 5 (or more) of the
10 significant bands are considered positive for
specific antibody to B. burgdorferi. (Proceedings
of the 2nd Conf. on Lyme Disease, Dearborn, MI,
1994.)





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