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... How accurate is the western blot for lyme? ... (2 replies)
... The band considered to be the most specific for the Lyme borrelia is band 31 kDa. It is so specific that it is the one that was used to develop the vaccine that was developed for Lyme borreliosis. The next most specific is reported to be band 34 kDa. ... (8 replies)
... There is NO test which can absolutely rule out Lyme. ... (8 replies)

... The Elisa isn't all that accurate anyways. ... (6 replies)
... Why don't I ever learn, such a wasted day at the doctors. Just for him to say "Have you ever been to Connetticut?" I wanted to SCREAM!! He has never had a Lyme patient, says "we don't have lyme in this area" He also says the Western Blot is like 99% accurate, I've not heard this.....I just don't understand why it takes so much longer for the medical community to accept... (6 replies)
... I'm pregnant and have read too much and scared myself to death worrying about Lyme Disease. ... (7 replies)
... I have been having many symptoms of Lyme Disease and I just went today for my first test, the Western Blot? ... (3 replies)
Western blot test
Jun 27, 2007
... hi everybody i thought that my doctor origanally did a elisa test i got my blood work papers today and he did a western blot and it was positive which one is better and more accurate and could this be that i have something else besides lyme disease someone please help! ... (3 replies)
... Yes, I understand the risk of a false negative and know the accuracy of Igenex but I don't have much option when I can't afford the test. So I can either do a standard test through my reg doctor or go to a lab. I don't have any symptoms I don't think. I guess I could say I have achy knees and feet but I'm also 32 weeks pregnant with a 2 year old at home to chase around. I'm... (7 replies)
... Lyme testing is not an exact science. However, the Igenex test is far more accurate than any other test. What happens if you go with the inexpensive lab and get a false negative. It happened to me while I got sicker and sicker. ... (7 replies)
... be diagnosed with proper testing and clinical observations. Furthermore, treatment by antibiotics often results in a particular reaction called Herxheimer which is also taken as a positive diagnostic indicator... ... (6 replies)
... It is extremely hard to culture Lyme bacteria and this is not commercially feasible. Lyme bacteria are what is known as "sparse" and "fastidious". ... (1 replies)
... or Lyme rash. Furthermore upstate New York is one of the most Lyme endemic regions of the country. ... (19 replies)
... There is no completely accurate test for Lyme. The existing tests are of varying degrees of accuracy. For this reason Lyme is supposed to be a clinical diagnosis, and even the FDA does not advocate using any of the tests as the sole basis on which to make a definitive diagnosis. ... (8 replies)
... I had a positive western blot and have made an appiontment with a lyme doc. ... (13 replies)
... I cannot tell you how it gladdened my heart to see your post when I came on the Lyme board today. ... (3 replies)
... Many of your symptoms certainly could be caused by Lyme disease. You do not have to have a "bullseye" rash to have Lyme, many people with Lyme never have a rash at all. Also, many of them do not recall a tick bite. ... (1 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)
... Ok, thank you. So the IgG and IgM AB tests were not the western blot correct? ... (14 replies)
... Hi again JP76, Here is a breakdown of the Western Blot bands. Posted on this site from a wonderfull lady by the name of Ticker. Find your bands. From what I see you have a case of Lyme disease. ... (5 replies)

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