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... There is no completely reliable test for Lyme, and results can vary by lab. IgeneX uses more sensitive testing and lists more bands on the Western Blot. ... (3 replies)
... she sign the form for you to be tested for Lyme. do not let them talk you into first testing through the Elisa, it is a crap test. ... (11 replies)
Next Step????
Feb 27, 2011
... I've read these threads up and down, have read about Lyme testing, the debate about igenex and cdc standards, false positives, accuracy, the entire "gray area" that encompasses topic of lyme disease. ... (1 replies)

... ince my appointment with the specialist my doctor referred me to is on Monday, I emailed my doctors' assistant yesterday afternoon to see if she had heard if the results for this "confirmation" test had come in yet. ... (4 replies)
In the South?
Apr 22, 2007
... No Lyme test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. It is my understanding that the ELISA or titer is the least reliable and the one most doctors run first. ... (32 replies)
... No test for Lyme disease is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. ... (4 replies)
New News
Aug 19, 2007
... I made a few typos when I copied the results of my "Confirmation" test. ... (19 replies)
... or IND after each one. I do not see these results here. ... (18 replies)
So frustrated
Oct 28, 2007
... It is very important to see a kowledgeable doctor. Many doctors do not understand Lyme and treat with outdated protocols. No test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. ... (7 replies)
... however many people who have Lyme do not have this many bands. Lyme doctors often look at which bands show. Some are specific for Lyme. ... (6 replies)
Got It!
May 21, 2007
... is a Lyme specific bands and yours is positive. ... (3 replies)
... Hi zandvoort. No Lyme test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. It is important to be tested by a Lyme lab such as IgeneX. They use more sensitive tesing and list more bands on the Western Blot. ... (2 replies)
... It is my understanding that IgeneX uses more sensitive testing and lists more bands on the Western Blot. If it was not done there, I would recommend getting it done there. ... (6 replies)
... Hi mctassi. No Lyme test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. Many people who have Lyme test negative. ... (7 replies)
... ike you describe. No Lyme test is completely reliable and many people who have Lyme test negative. Regarding the Western Blot, although the CDC requires several bands to show for it to be positive, many people who have Lyme do not get this many bands. Lyme doctors often focus on which bands show, some are specific for Lyme. ... (10 replies)
... No test for Lyme is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. Band 41 is often the first to show in an infection. Band 23 is a Lyme specific band. ... (2 replies)
... specific band. 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. ... (121 replies)
... No test for Lyme is completely reliable and results can vary by lab. It is my understanding that the ELISA is the least reliable test, and the one most doctors run first. ... (6 replies)
Tests for Lyme
Jul 27, 2006
... Realize though that no Lyme test is completely reliable and results can vary by lab. It is my understanding the the ELISA or titer is the least reliable and the one most doctors run first. ... (1 replies)
Lymes or MS??
Nov 3, 2007
... I do not know anything about the oligoclonal bands or the IgG index level, but some people who have Lyme were first diagnosed with other diseases including CFS, Fibromyalgia, MS, and ALS. ... (8 replies)


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