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... I found an outside lab here where I can be tested for Lyme and they use the Western Blot. ... (7 replies)
... Why do I see so many people posting that Lyme testing is so innacurate at the late stages, and then this same group of people seem to go on about promoting this Igenex lab... ... (4 replies)
... Thanks for your info. I first received a western blot not expecting lyme at all. It was just another test, an attempt to get to the bottom of another health issue, ovarian failure. ... (13 replies)

... That information conflicts with the information from the US Center for Disease Control. Check with the CDC, who states that the Lyme diagnosis is to be primarily clinical. As Ticker said, they are notoriously behind the times on this issue and even they state that a negative test does not rule out Lyme. ... (4 replies)
Help Please...
Jul 28, 2005
... Your doctor's behaviour is outrageous. You are paying for the test, what is it to her if you have it or not? ... (6 replies)
... finding genetic material in a blood sample. ... (1 replies)
... As a suggestion you may want to put this under the "Lyme Disease" thread. I think it gets a lot more hits and regular people who are very knowledgeable and will answer you. What kind of test was done? ... (3 replies)
... I've read a lot here and I just wish that I had stayed with what I believed. ... (6 replies)
Angry Angry Angry
Dec 19, 2006
... accurate. The titer test is useless. Absolutely useless. Don't even waste your time with that. The other test is the Western Blot and that is really no better. That is why if you think that you have Lyme disease it is important that you see a LLMD. They can treat you without a positive test. ... (21 replies)
... hs...anyway I won't get into all my symptoms because the list eventually became very long...I think you are completely warrented in further investigating if this is tick borne illness. ... (5 replies)
One Band only?
Nov 23, 2003
... of a percent below positive, so they considered it negative. Then at about week five I tested using a Western Blot and had only one band positive. Mine was the IgG band 41. ... (3 replies)
... You do not have to have a rash if you have lyme. A big majority of people don't. ... (3 replies)
... As we've said, if you really suspect Lyme you need to be evaluated by a Lyme literate doctor. ... (4 replies)
... Ticker knows more about the details of testing than I do. But I'll try. There are 2 tests that are usually done. The ELSIA Titre is usually done first and if there is a question, then the Western Blot. The Western Blot tests for two stages of the disease, early and later. ... (10 replies)
... Sorry to hear you are ill. It is possible to have Lyme and never get a rash or to have a rash not consisitent with the classic bullseye pattern. ... (4 replies)
... i do not have all the knowledge of people like it'smylife but I will say that I found a HUGE difference between the 'usual' docs and the LLMD. I wrote a paper to help others understand what I wish they had looked for. ... (17 replies)
... Western Blot tests search for very specific antibodies your immune system may have produced in response to being exposed to the Lyme Disease bacteria, Borrelia Burdorferi. ... (3 replies)
... This is my first post on the forums. My last few weeks have been treacherous. Please allow me to share my lengthy story. ... (7 replies)
Test came back...
May 12, 2006
... accurate, the ELISA test is the least accurate of them all. ... (8 replies)
... I'd really appreciate your help in editting this document I am putting together to discuss my dx journey with a couple of docs I can talk to. One is a young intern in neurology. I would love to be able to influence her. ... (3 replies)

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