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Lyme Testing
Nov 30, 2007
... Hi susieranger. I recommend that you have the Western Blot done at IgeneX Lab in Palo Alto, CA. I know it may be more expensive, but this is the lab that many Lyme doctors use. ... (2 replies)
... The Western Blot is a better test. On the Western Blot, the CDC requires a large number of bands to show for it to be considered positive yet 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. ... (4 replies)
... and tell you exactly which strain you have based on your protein repsonse because that is their business. They know what to look for. Labs cannot invent false bands because people pay more for the tests. The insurance companys do not want to be in a position where they are forced to pay more for thorough testing. ... (17 replies)

... The bands were used to track the different strains of borrelia. That is what the bands are about. ... (4 replies)
... And all that time I tested Negative for Lyme and co's. I would pull up a couple of bands for Lyme. But the Western Blot technically was used for tracking with the CDC. That's why the bands. ... (7 replies)
... Band 41 is often the first to show. The IgM tests for a more recent infection, the IgG a longer standing one. The CDC requires a large number of bands to show for it to be considered positive, yet many people who have Lyme do not have this many bands show. ... (4 replies)
... and not the less restrictive criteria Igenex uses. ... (14 replies)
... No a negative Western Blot does not rule out Lyme. Many people who have Lyme test negative by CDC standards, which require several bands to be positive on the Western Blot. Many people who have Lyme do not have this many bands. Lyme doctors often look at which bands are present, some are specific for Lyme. ... (2 replies)
... IgeneX is one of the best labs for Lyme testing. They do not have positive results for everyone who tests there. ... (6 replies)
Complications
Mar 20, 2007
... glad to get me any records I want. I will have her get in touch with the MRI Center and request the written results. She also will have a copy of the blood lab results that the neuro couldn't find. She is the one that drew the blood and kept a copy and faxed one to the neuro office. ... (122 replies)
... I posted a couple weeks ago that I was dx with MS and sent away for Lyme testing Got the results last night. ... (3 replies)
... I have been researching testing labs and there is one in NJ that is called Medical Diognostic Labs. ... (0 replies)
... No test for Lyme is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. A Lyme knowledgeable doctor knows this. I thought you were going to get tested at IgeneX? ... (4 replies)
... Hi Nyxie. No test for Lyme is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. ... (12 replies)
... The Western Blot is a better test, but it needs to be done at a Lyme lab such IgeneX. They use more sensitive testing and list more bands on the Western Blot. Do you know which lab did it? ... (2 replies)
New News
Aug 18, 2007
... Hi Ava. I do not understand the significance of them testing Band 30 and 31 only. ... (19 replies)
... however, many people who have Lyme do not have this many bands. Lyme doctors usually look at which bands are positive. Some are specific for Lyme. ... (6 replies)
... are consistent with both pathologies. However, you have a positive ANA and elevated liver enzymes, which you don't usually see in Lyme Disease. ... (4 replies)
... I wonder why your doctor did not test you at IgeneX to begin with? ... (3 replies)
... If you had any bands come back positive I would think it could possibly be lyme. My first suggestion is that you have blood drawn and sent to Igenex in California. You can pull up their website and order the kit. ... (10 replies)




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