Q-RiBb testing (Quantitative Rapid Identification of Borrelia burgdorferi) Is.......

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veromia333
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   Posted 5/7/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
i was asked what this is. This test looks for the actual bacteria not the atibodies as in western blot and serrologic blood tests. In chronic Lyme antibodies can be severely blunted from working so hard on what may be a loosing battle. you may be very sick because you dont have alot of anibodies fighting for you and get a negative result because the tests are only looking for these anibodies. You may also get a negative test because of steroids or antibiotics. THE QRIBB would find the actual Borrelia burgdorferi And even give you a picture of them (borrellia) in your blood regardless of antibiotics or steroids or antinflamatories. A beautiful test. by the way dont take steroids w lyme it is an immune system suppressant.

veromia333
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   Posted 5/7/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Well yes they retired the q-ribb but they replaced it with another atigen detector called flow cymetry. yes looking for the actual bacteria not the antibodies. Central florida research .com print out pages from the site to give to your lyme doc. to help you send for testing. Do it everyone Who is unsure still

CajunGrl
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   Posted 5/7/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Veronica,

Thank you for explaining this. I wonder why more doctors don't perform this test? It seems more accurate. I wonder if insurance pays for it because I'm asking my doctor to do it.
2003 symptoms started with very intense panic attacks and anxiety. Also had sound and smell sensitivities. Was in and out of the hospital from 2003-2005. Diagnosed with panic disorder.
2007 found an LLMD and was diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence. Muscle pain, joint pain, floaters, stiff neck, rib pain, slow thinking, brain fog, etc...
2009 went back to see LLMD. Diagnosed again with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start (starting slow and working my way up, Mepron(babesia), Ultram(muscle/joint pain), Thyro Complex 60mg(Thyroid), Probiotics ,Caproyl(intestinal candidas),Psyllium Powder(intestinal cleansing support),Bentonite Magma(absorbent aid for intestinal detoxification)
-Plus a ton of other supplements

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