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... in November for Fry labs to confirm the spirochete western blot test which came up positive. ... (18 replies)
... I was very disappointed when the only band that tested positive on my western blot was 41 IgM. ... (4 replies)
... as told my test were negative. I was tested with the Elisa test several times, negative every time. The Luate, negative with that...westerna blots that never was positive for the CDC. And each time it would pull up a different band. After 11 years of treatment FINALLY I tested positive on a Westerne Blot. ... (3 replies)

... It's difficult to get positive tests with some of the tick borne diseases. There are several reasons for this, but based on the Ig bands you reported, I would say that you likely have Lyme. ... (4 replies)
... Here it is ryanbabs: Western Blot Bands description: 9 cross-reactive for Borrellia 12 specific for Bb 18 unknown 20 cross-reactive for Borrellia 21 unknown 22 specific for Bb, probably really the 23/25 band (3 replies)
... I was under the impression that was the "next test" but now it seems the screen of 3.68 was initial and the band readings on the next page was the blot, looks like it was already performed? ... (4 replies)
... better! Now last week I started feeling the run down feeling along with joint pain, just got all my labs back... The western blot Igg 41kd band is reactive and the 23kd igm band is also reactive. My lyme ab screen "antibody" is positive with 2.51! Doctor told me she didn't know if it was lyme or not.. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Nexis. Band 41 is often the first band to show in an infection. ... (4 replies)
... I guess I'm just curious because my husband had 4 plus signs after this band and I'm wondering if this means anything unusual. He was never vaccinated for lyme. ... (1 replies)
Western blot test
Dec 16, 2015
... Many people who have lyme do not test positive on tests. Per CDC guidelines I did not have lyme with only band 23. My LLMD thought otherwise and made diagnosis with that band which is specific to the disease along with the nearly every symptom on the lyme list. ... (1 replies)
... And there are people that don't even show one band on the western blot and have lyme. ... (2 replies)
... Lyme is primarily diagnosed by clinical symptoms, not tests. An ID doctor does not understand this and, therefore, will only treat for LD if a test comes up positive. If you think you might have Lyme you would be better served seeing a lyme specialist, an LLMD. They do not take insurance. I assume you have already checked for Hypthyroidism as your symptoms also fit for... (4 replies)
... 41 refers to the tail on bacteria in general, or so I have read, it can be for any type of bacteria, even gingivitis.. from what I recall it's not a lyme specific band. (2 replies)
Western blot p 41
Sep 25, 2008
... I had only the 41 band positive. I didn't get tested by IGENEX now I am getting tested by them because the orginal test is not sensitive enough to really know if you have Lyme or not. ... (2 replies)
... Hey KeyLyme. I originally had band 58 positive. ... (18 replies)
... I finally recently had a Western Blot and was told I tested negative for Lyme, but was found to have a low white blood count. ... (9 replies)
... So far I'm not on tx, and haven't been tested for coinfections. When my doctor (a resident at a family practice) suggested testing for EBV, ANA, and syphillis to rule out a false positive, I made a suggestion: rather than running all those tests (which would be expensive), why not find out which bands are cross-reactive with which antigens? For instance, if only the 28 KDa... (10 replies)
... I think its kind of normal that we dont hear enough positive stories. But thats life, how often on the news at night do you hear about the lovely stories that happened during the day. ... (30 replies)
... Yes, it is true I am positive for M. ... (30 replies)
... 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)

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