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... 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)
... never developed a positive Western Blot. ... (4 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. ... (4 replies)

... is that the PCR test looks for the DNA of the LD spirochete. But, these things don't stay in the blood stream long, since they don't like highly oxygenated tissue. ... (5 replies)
... Hi Danny I am told by my 2 lyme specialists I have been to that it most likely takes as long as you have been infected to recover from lyme and it's co-infections I am going the aggressive route of IV therapy zithro and mepron oral and now Levaquin oral also b-12 shots every week for a little more energy along with milk thistle to help my liver function and probiotics to... (34 replies)
... or Lyme rash. Furthermore upstate New York is one of the most Lyme endemic regions of the country. ... (19 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. So in other words a negative test does NOT always mean that you don't have Lyme. ... (8 replies)
Lyme
Apr 30, 2007
... is a common and rapid test to detect Lyme disease antibodies. It is sensitive but not specific and it misses many positive cases of Lyme disease, amd often reports "false negatives. ... (2 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. So in other words a negative test does NOT always mean that you don't have Lyme. ... (6 replies)
... Sorry you have been ill and are having to deal with all of this. ... (2 replies)
... read your post and I would trust your doctor and try the antibiotics. My daughter was diagnosed this year after years of trying to figure out what was going on with her and numerous doctors and tests. She has been on oral antibiotics and is now on IV antibiotics and is finally seeing some improvement. ... (6 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)
... MRI. The MRI showed 2 "small non specific white matter lesions" on the brain. She said, it could be lyme, diabetes, etc.... Anyway after A LOT of blood work the Lyme titer was negative and the Western Blot showed only one pos. ... (5 replies)
... Unfortunately this sometimes happens. The medical community still has a lot to learn about Lyme disease. And in any case, there is absolutely no excuse whatsoever for rude, disrespectful treatment. ... (11 replies)
Igenex Results
Jun 23, 2006
... It can take time for results, try to be patient. But do keep in mind that while Igenex is the best lab, there is no test that can absolutely rule out Lyme. ... (3 replies)
... never developed a positive Western Blot. ... (6 replies)
... There is more than just Lyme that a person can contract from ticks and each is a separate test. ... (3 replies)
In the South?
Apr 28, 2007
... tier testing for the Lyme determined in the Deerborn Conference, the ELISA is a common and rapid test to detect Lyme disease antibodies. It is sensitive but not specific and it misses many positive cases of Lyme disease, amd often reports "false negatives. ... (32 replies)
Got results today
Apr 10, 2005
... I found this article that explains the Western Blot. It is a bit technical and long but I hope it helps. I had to post in two parts as it was too long. ... (16 replies)
... Band 41 is often the first to show in a Lyme infection, and yours is positive. ... (8 replies)


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