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... First of all, no Lyme test is completely reliable. Many people who have Lyme test negative. Although the CDC requires a large number of bands to show for the Western Blot to be positive, most Lyme doctors focus on which bands show. You are right that band 23 is specific for Lyme. ... (3 replies)
... Hi I am new here to posting, but I read this board a lot. We have been suspecting that my husband has Lyme but aren't certain. After a trip to the RA today he was diagnosed with Psoriatic arthritis. ... (6 replies)
... and a low grade fever for two years, with no diagnosis. I recently tested "negative" on the Western Blot, altough band 23 showed up for the IgM and band 41 for IgG. I read somewhere that because band 23 is one of the ones specific to Borrelia burgdorferi, this band can alone verify a Lyme diagnosis. ... (3 replies)

... I wanted to give you a heads up on my experience. For over 4 years I was told I had MS but it couldn't be confirmed. After 6 MRIs a different neuro radiologist read my last 2 and said no to MS. ... (10 replies)
... I was told for years I had MS and about 8 months ago had a second lyme test through Quest which of course came back negative. Band 23 was the only positive for me but according to the bands list on here is specific for lyme. Nobody tells you that the test is not very good. ... (39 replies)
... First of all, no Lyme test is completely reliable. Some people who have Lyme test negative. The CDC requires several bands to show for it to be positive, but many people who have Lyme do not have this many bands. ... (6 replies)
... The IgM tests for a more recent infection, the IgG a longer standing one. Band 41 is often the first to show, and yours is positive. ... (4 replies)
... The IgM tests for a more recent infection and the IgG a longer standing one. ... (6 replies)
... The IgM tests for a more recent infection, the IgG a longer standing one. ... (7 replies)
... Hi FlaGal. Why does the Lyme doctor want you to see an oncologist, because of your WBC? ... (7 replies)
... 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)
... Hi Crazy Tom. I am sorry you have been through so much and are sick again. When you stopped treatment, had you been symptom free for at least two months? ... (6 replies)
... Hi JP. No Lyme test is completely reliable. ... (9 replies)
... 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. ... (1 replies)
... Band 23 is the only reactive band. ID doctor says it's not lyme. But from what I read that is typical of a non LLD. I can say for sure that I was bitten in July 2010. Within a month had a large rash. ... (0 replies)
... cks, terrible insomnia, unable to concentrate or keep track of my thoughts, and sometimes when I talk the words come out backwords and it's like my response time is abnormally delayed. ... (4 replies)
... band 18 highly specific for lyme... ... (7 replies)
... I'm certainly not an expert on psoriatic arthritis, but your husband seems young for this condition. From all the symptoms you've listed, plus living in a wooded area, I certainly would not rule out LD. ... (6 replies)
... Ginny, I am sorry to hear what you going through. Lyme is one of the worst things one can have. I've been through cancer treatment and the lyme disease I suffered was worse. ... (4 replies)
... There is a thread above, Lyme Information...it has a list of the bands and what they mean. ... (10 replies)


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