What is the CD57 test?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Dowa
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1120
   Posted 11/4/2008 1:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I have read on a few posts here about the CD57 test and as a newbie I have no idea what that test is. Is it a blood test and what are you measuring with the test? Thanks-D

Razzle
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4396
   Posted 11/4/2008 3:19 AM (GMT -6)   
This test is a blood test that measures the amount of a certain type of white blood cell (part of your immune system) that is believed by some MD's to indicate status of Lyme infection (lower number = more active infection).

Specific tech-talk: CD57 is one type of Natural Killer Cell, which is a type of Lymphocyte, that is not commonly measured -- most MD's don't know it exists or don't think it is indicative of anything significant if it is abnormal.

I hope this helps - take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).


Dowa
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1120
   Posted 11/4/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks alot Razzle! My natural killer cells done on a T&B cell test are actually elevated. Does this sound like Lyme to you? D
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, August 18, 2017 5:09 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,857,009 posts in 313,463 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 155095 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, JoeClark.
339 Guest(s), 6 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Georgia Hunter, runae, 0311, Sweetred, MarjieKay, halbert


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer