Claude: I also have low immunity, I should have that test done. Do I just ask for the Dot-Blot test and would a regular MD know what that was? I have no LLMD here. Thanks D
Go to http://www.igenex.com/
Click "Lyme Disease" on the left side of the page
In the expanded menu under the Lyme Disease option you just clicked on, choose "Antigen Detection" ~ this should open a page titled, "Lyme DOT-BLOT Assay for Antigen (LDA)"
No, most regular MD's would not be familiar with this test. If I were you, I'd print out the page and take it to your doctor.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).