Hello, it's your little thorn in the side Newbie again w/ more questions....
Tomorrow is my appt w/ a new PCP. All I know about him is that he has diagnosed Lyme, but he does not treat. I have no idea of his literacy or non, but I had to start somewhere.
I'm not staking my life on a first lab test, but really want to make it at least count for something. And I at least want to try co-infection testing, based on all of your advice. I would at least like the CHANCE of finding out something.
Quest does the Western blots, so for starters, I think, rather than shelling out a ton of $$ to Igenex for the New Master Panel, I will start w/ a request from Quest. I feel like Ehr. and Rocky Mt are out, at least at this point, but at least want to attempt a hit on Babs and Bart. What would be the best kind of test to request for co's like Babesia and Bartonella? Could be wrong, but surmising that my Dr may not know, other than the Western blots for Lyme. I also plan to request testing w/in 12-24 hrs.
I'm hoping to at least try to take charge, somewhat.