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seeingstars
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   Posted 3/5/2009 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Is there any blood tests that just show how well your immune system is working? I don't know if this is too broad of a question but I sure would like to know at what level mine is functioning. I feel like I'm losing the battle with one of these bugs and am thinking if my immune system was sharper I'd be in better shape by now.

georgiagirl
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   Posted 3/5/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
some doctors use the CD57 test. When I was tested my number was 280 which was normal so my doctor thought that I had not had LD for very long or it would be low. Maybe you could ask your doctor about it.

Dowa
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   Posted 3/5/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Your IgG levels and T-cell levels will show  how your immune system is working. Here they call it your "immune status."  D

JELAINEP
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   Posted 3/6/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel immune from n o t h i n g! I had a CD 57 of 3... I think.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.  - Margaret Meade
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 Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg, Skelexa, Restoril
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ticker
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   Posted 3/7/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi seeingstarts.  You can also have Immunoglobulins tested.  To see a description of the tests, go to http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/immunoglobulins

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