Yes, I did have blood test at Igenex. The first time my IgM was equivocal and my IGG was positive. Three years later I tested again, IgM positive and IGG positive. I've never tested CDC positive. My LabCorp ELISA was also positive at 1.47, Western blot only had 1 band. Three year later my ELISA was positive again at 1.40, this time Qwest, Western blot had 2 bands this time.
The urine test was changed after I had it done. Now, a positive test is followed by a reverse Western blot. I liked the urine test because it's looking for killed bacteria. What could be more reliable then finding the killed bacteria? One drawback would be that people don't shed antigens everyday so it not that easy to test positive. The antibiotics I took when I tested, killed Lyme which I shed in my urine and increased chances for positive results.
I also had positive MRI's and SPECT scans done at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
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Dom: If you test positive with the blood test by Igenex, what would be the reason for doing the urine test. I guess I am trying to figure out if the urine would show anything where the blood test was negative.
Bucci: Thanks for the offer of your doc, but I am doing this on my own, have no LLMD here.
KPT: Same here, my 41 had like four + and then many other bands were IND. Its such a puzzle.
Thank you everyone for your help, I will call Igenex.