Poll Has your Doctor run a CD57 on you?

Has your Doctor run a CD57 test on you?
Yes - 60.0%
No, not yet - 13.3%
No, my Doctor doesn't believe it's useful - 26.7%

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 887
   Posted 2/11/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
Would like to know if your Doctor has run a CD57 test on you and what they think about the test?   Also, what your CD57 results were.
Thanks, KO

2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol 

Post Edited (KO-LD) : 2/13/2009 5:19:58 AM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1120
   Posted 2/11/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine refused. He said it would not help with a diagnosis, of course I know alot of docs would not agree with that. I went in and asked him to do it after reading about it here. He would not.. .D

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4415
   Posted 2/11/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
The doctor who diagnosed me didn't know much about the CD-57 test, but when I saw another LLMD, he requested the test. He uses it to support a clinical diagnosis but not sure what else he uses it for...guess I should ask at my next appointment, LOL!
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 Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Cipro (for G-tube site infection).

Martha's Vineyard
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 1119
   Posted 2/12/2009 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My Dr. at the clinic was very adament about this test CD57 and how it can determine if a person has the lyme under control with their own immune system. Or if in fact the lyme is at a high and has taken over if you will.
I believe that a low score is a good thing. It shows that your immune system has it in check.
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 849
   Posted 2/13/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Low score is NOT good...the higher the number the better off you are...at least those LLMD that use the CD57 say.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 348
   Posted 2/13/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I just discussed this with my doctor last night. He said if I want one he will order the test but he will not base my treatment on it. He goes strictly by symptoms..
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