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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)
... 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)
... Band 41 is often the first to show in a Lyme infection, and yours is positive. ... (8 replies)
... diseases, but still, it can be diagnosed with proper testing and clinical observations. ... (6 replies)
... W.r.t. you Igenex lyme test, they provide two sets of criteria for determining lyme. They show how the CDC would classify the test, and then they show how they would classify the test. The CDC guidelines for the test are too restrictive and were not defined for diagnosis purposes. ... (16 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)
... Hi all, I'm here to share my story and to hopefully get some of your inputs. ... (2 replies)
Is this Lyme?
Nov 7, 2006
... who's educated and specially trained in this unique infectious disease field. You need to see someone of this calibre in order to have accurate diagnosis and treatment. ... (6 replies)
... I am a new member of this board and have very little experience with Lyme. ... (24 replies)
... I do not remember any tick bites, but I used to get scratches and gashes from going through brush, but I was young and didn't know anything about ticks nor did I care. If I ever got bitten or got a rash I would not have known or cared. ... (9 replies)
... First of all, it turns out he did the ELISA and not the Western Blot, and sent it to some local lab. It came back negative and so he tells me therefore I don't have Lyme. So I said "so you mean this test is absolutely conclusive? ... (13 replies)
... Just got our IgeneX test results back and a new CD57 test from LCorp for my Wife. I have also already seen the Western Blot band breakdown. ... (1 replies)
... Hi zandvoort. Remember that many people who have Lyme do not test positive. ... (6 replies)
... ntibiotics. Dr. C in Tampa, diagnosed her with Lyme, but works with the pediatricians for the treatment. Her pediatrician does not understand the test results, and won't agree to the protocal given by Dr. C unless my daughter sees one of her TRUSTED infectious disease pediatricians. ... (1 replies)
... My doc's office just called and said my PCR came back positive. Does that mean I definately have lyme? ... (1 replies)
Frustrated ...
Jan 27, 2006
... so who knows. I am wondering if once I get the results if anyone knows of an LLMD I can call and they would maybe go over the results with me over the phone and then if it is decided that I need to be seen then I will do so at that time. I live in Arizona, so I would probably like to call Dr. Harris in CA. ... (9 replies)
Next Step????
Feb 27, 2011
... started in June of 2010. I saw my general practitioner and was given the standard "it's in your head" diagnosis. ... (1 replies)

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