Post Edited By Moderator (CajunGrl) : 7/29/2009 8:27:33 AM (GMT-6)
Here is the WB that alfers posted in Newbies section. I'm posting cause Im getting ready for my LLMD appt and don't have time to match stuff up, but so you guys can look at. James, I have EBV (plus 2 other viruses) and my thought is that shows suppression of our immune system, but I will get input from my Dr on that and see if he agrees w/ what your Dr said.
Here you can look up your bands:
The IgM tests for a more recent infection and the IgG a longer standing one. Below is the breakdown of the Western Blot bands: 9 cross-reactive for Borrellia12 specific for Bb18 unknown20 cross-reactive for Borrellia21 unknown22 specific for Bb, probably really the 23/25 band23-25 outer surface protein C (OspC), specific for Bb 28 unknown30 unknown; probably an outer surface protein; common in European and one California strain31 outer surface protein A (OspA), specific for Bb34 outer surface protein B (OspB); specific for Bb35 specific for Bb37 specific for Bb38 cross-reactive for Bb39 is a major protein of Bb flagellin; specific for Bb41 flagellin protein of all spirochetes; this is usually the first to appear after a Bb infection and is specific for all Borrellia45 cross-reactive for all Borellia (sometimes people with Lyme who have this band positive also have the co-infection Ehrlichiosis)50 cross-reactive for all Borrellia55 cross-reactive for all Borrellia57 cross-reactive for all Borrellia58 unknown but may be a heat-shock Bb protein60 cross reactive for all Borrellia66 cross-reactive for all Borrelia, common in all bacteria 83 specific antigen for the Lyme bacterium, probably a cytoplasmic membrane93 unknown, probably the same protein in band 83, just migrates differently in some patientsBand 41 is often the first to show. Bands 30, 31, 34, and 39 are all Lyme specific bands.