bowen lab became central florida research... I dont know if they are still around.
When I intially got sick, my pcp was perplexed.... he ran all the lyme tests, and they were negative.... I kept having all the symptoms..... finally after being sick for about 9 months, my pcp told me of the bowen test that was told to him by another patient of his and she tested positive at 32. She got antibiotics and was fine.
He advised me that the test wasnt cdc approved, but it would be intresting to see what the results would show. And I came back at 128..... He wasnt sure what to make of it except to put me on doxy for 3 months which helped, but did not solve the problem. I decided to find an llmd and showed him the bowen... he ran his own tests including wb and band 23 is always active. He said that band is the only band thats specific for Bb and he diagnosed me on both the wb and bowen.
There are alot of disputes about the bowen test,,,, like everyone always tests postive...blah blah blah.... All I knew was that what ever postive test I got back would be really positive, as that would explaine the explosiveness of my symptoms....
I was lucky, I had a great pcp, who knew me well before I got sick, and was willing to look outside the box when it came to the testing. Its interesting you had a 128 also.... Did you have any other tests??
if you want to understand the bands, read this....
I was positive on band 23 only.................. and my llmd said that it was clearly Lyme disease.... I get so frustrated..... It is, it isnt, it is, it isnt.. I know Im pretty sick........ I find it hard to believe with all the symptoms that we get, tests wouldnt show positive.........I understand the rational for it, but making the diagnosis shouldnt be this hard... I check on Central Florida Research, and they are still administering the test...
What are you doing to take care of yourself?