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   Posted 12/16/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going to do the Igenex testing and I had a question....
Should I get the Basic Lyme Panel or the Complete Lyme Panel??  Big price diff between the two but I only want to pay for all this once. Anyway. I am going to get the Eastern & Mid-West Regional Panel as well. Is this a wise choice since I am in MD?
P.S. My insurance covers 70% which is awesome!

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   Posted 12/16/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Gosh, what kind of insurance do you have, mine has never paid a penny of Igenex.  D

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   Posted 12/16/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
The lab work is considered out of network so 70% is covered.  I have Blue Cross Blue Shield. We have a PPN.  I should have looked into it sooner.  I have been off Abx for about 3 weeks now so it is the perfect time. Just need to decide on the tests!

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   Posted 12/16/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a heads up about what BCBS will cover. I also have BCBS and they cover 60% out of network labs for me but here is the kicker. They cover 60% of what they feel is a reasonable rate for those tests. These are usually the rates that for example they would pay Lab Corp to run a western blot. Since Igenex costs 200.00 for a western blot but they have a negotiated rate of $70.00 with Lab Corp to run the same test, they only cover 60% of 70.00 for the Igenex test. I know every policy is written differently so your maybe better. You may want to make sure though.

As far as your question...I wish I could help but I not sure.
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