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... and a postive Lyme western blot test. ... (1 replies)
... Lyme infections who tested negative on the Western Blot. ... (8 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)

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)
... Band 41 is often the first to show in a Lyme infection, and yours is positive. ... (8 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)
... 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)
... eems quite obvious that you should start treatment as soon as possible. I have NO lab indications of Borrelia, but a lot of longlasting symptoms which fit into a Lyme dx. I went to the local hospital and asked for iv treatment. ... (24 replies)
... my test results to a local infectious disease doc, and he told me that since I have been sick for years but had no IgG response, I couldn't have Lyme, since late Lyme always presents with a strong IgG response. ... (2 replies)
... W.r.t. you Igenex lyme test, they provide two sets of criteria for determining lyme. ... (16 replies)
Is this Lyme?
Nov 7, 2006
... asically means you meet different markers and have various symptoms, which are typical of these diseases. Assay tests are inaccurate, which means you could test negative and actually have the disease, and not receiving treatment, could lapse into serious condition. ... (6 replies)
... hypersensitivity to sound, I convinced my doctor to retest her and send it to Igenex. He agreed, but only on condition that it also go to Mayo Clinic. We sent a Western Blot to Mayo and Igenex and did a Lyme Dot Assay on her urine at Igenex. ... (24 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)
New Lyme (maybe)
Nov 17, 2007
... This is a run-down of my test results: Igenex Western Blot IGM 23-25 IND 34 IND 41+++ all others negative Igenex Western Blot IGG 39 IND 41+++ (band 58 positive on previous blot by another lab) (7 replies)
... My doc's office just called and said my PCR came back positive. Does that mean I definately have lyme? ... (1 replies)
... That is considered a negative western blot. ... (19 replies)
... Hi zandvoort. Remember that many people who have Lyme do not test positive. ... (6 replies)
Next Step????
Feb 27, 2011
... After seeing multiple specialists, I was finally advised to take a Lyme test, through a Holistic Dr. who advised me to take a western blot igm, igg, and multiplex pcr test through Igenex. ... (1 replies)
... I was clinically diagnosed with Lyme disease in June. ... (4 replies)
... I'm learning as I go, and have found a pretty good LD guy. From what I understand, any test other than a PCR is pretty unreliable. ... (5 replies)

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