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baileygirl76
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   Posted 11/12/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
A couple of weeks ago I had a bunch of bloodwork done. They "forgot" to do this one so I have to go back.  I hear that low numbers indicate chronic lyme. Is that always true? Can't you be pretty sick with lyme and still have high numbers? I remember reading that this test is not the best indicator... just curious! 

JELAINEP
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   Posted 11/12/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
This stupid CD57 test comes up all the time and none of us can ever figure out what the numbers mean. If you have it done by Quest the numbers mean something different than the same test done by LabCorp.

I have a CD57 of 3... I can't remember which lab was used... I just know that a CD57 of "3" is not a good sign.

Have your doctor completely explain the CD57 test AND your results so you know exactly what you're dealing with.

Then you will proceed to forget everything and when the next person asks this question, you'll know how to answer it..... (I have a severely wicked sarcastical sense of humour, brought on by chronic LD... which, according to the IDSA, does not exist.)
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08-WE'LL SEE
Current Rx's 08/25/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Restoril 30mg, Prevacid, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Flagyl 1500mg, Urso 250mg, IV Rocephin 4 grams, Magnesium Chloride and/or Magnesium Oil - I need to order off the internet 
Medicare/SSDI theme song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w 
I don't know how much more I can take song - heard this one coming home from my LLDr's office on Halloween 10/31/08 - "Ain't found a way to kill me yet" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs
 


baileygirl76
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   Posted 11/12/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   

LupnerRN
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   Posted 11/12/2008 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I read in the Burrascano report, it's good to have a base line CD 57 early in treatment so you can compare levels down the line of treatment. It helps with evaluating remission are ending treatment.

I haven't had mine done yet, but I'm going to have my LLMD order it. It sounds like it's a cheap test and can be useful down the road.

good luck
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