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Lyme Testing
Nov 29, 2007
... Thanks for your response ticker. The test that I took at ******* (IgG/IgM AB) only gave me a negative result with the index being <.91 for negative. The tests that I was referring to are from an online testing service, and I was wondering if the "Western Blot" listed below could be one to try next. It sounds awfully cheap to me, but I am wondering if it's worth a try before... (2 replies)
Is It Lyme's
Aug 29, 2011
... Within 6 weeks I developed the symptoms. My doctor even began the doxycycline meds. for me prior to getting the titers and western blot test results. I began to get sicker after one week of the doxy. I was told that would happen. So my first question is why would that be? ... (1 replies)
... No test for Lyme disease is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. Some people who have Lyme do not test positive. It is my understanding that the titer or ELISA is the least reliable test and the one most doctors run first. ... (18 replies)

... In the western blot, I think the double stars just mean those are specific to Lyme, which agrees with your narrative. ... (7 replies)
... I looked back at my results from Igenex, and I did have a Western Blot. Nothing there really, just a couple indeterminate bands at 41 kDa. That's interesting about the PCR test being less accurate, though. ... (16 replies)
... Have you had the Western Blot done again? ... (21 replies)
... Ok, thank you. So the IgG and IgM AB tests were not the western blot correct? ... (14 replies)
... He had a Lyme Elisa and Western Blot performed with the following results. The Elisa screen was positive and the IGG WB was negative but the IGM WB was positive in two bands. ... (3 replies)
... of cases. The more accurate test, the Western Blot, is still not completely reliable and is generally only given if you have a positive ELISA. Which makes no sense at all but there you have it. ... (6 replies)
... Deb have you had the western blot test? ... (4 replies)
Positive Lyme Test
Sep 11, 2007
... It sounds like you had a positive ELISA or titer. This is the test most doctors run first. Then if it is positive they do a Western Blot. No Lyme test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. ... (10 replies)
... D I was diagnosed with Lyme by a LLMD yesterday. ... (19 replies)
... Helene, Dr. Jones has run several Western Blots on my son and his Elisa was neg. The last Western Blot was done Jan. 23rd when we were up there. Please call his office. ... (13 replies)
... As things got worse my main Lyme Disease symptoms were neurological and cardiac in nature. Symptoms kept getting worse, went to a GP. First possible dx was ALS. Very worried. ... (6 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)
... Your Western Blot results are significant. Although the CDC requires a large number of bands to show for it to be positive, often people who have Lyme do not have that many bands. Many Lyme doctors focus on which bands are positive. ... (10 replies)
Is it really lyme
Nov 14, 2015
... I am very very confused. I had a bad case of lyme disease in 2007, and the symptoms were mostly migrating arthritis. The Western Blot and ELISA were positive and I had 2 months of doxycycline. After the antibiotics I still had symptoms but they gradually went away over about a year. ... (1 replies)
... Here's my story. I've experienced headaches, fatigue, ringing in the ears since I was young (early teens). My friends and I used to go hiking in canyons with no protection (t-shirts and shorts) and I went on several retreats to the mountains (Southern California). I do not remember any tick bites, but I used to get scratches and gashes from going through brush, but I was... (9 replies)
... I had severe symptoms for a year, then they said ohh lets do a lyme test! ... (5 replies)

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