Has your Doctor run a CD57 test on you?
Yes - 60.0% - 9 votes
No, not yet - 13.3% - 2 votes
No, my Doctor doesn't believe it's useful - 26.7% - 4 votes
Posted 2/11/2009 12:17 PM (GMT -6)
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.
Posted 2/11/2009 3:52 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
Posted 2/11/2009 6:34 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!
Posted 2/12/2009 10:39 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.
Posted 2/13/2009 8:02 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.
Posted 2/13/2009 8:17 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..