Will try to be brief here. Got my labs back. They came from Quest (per my insurance) and say 'negative' to Lyme. I have no results from an Elisa. From the looks of it, I do not have Lyme afterall, but I do have a couple questions.
For the IGG, only 10 bands listed are: 18,23,28,30,39,41,45,58,66,93. All except 39 say 'non reactive' and next to 'Flag', they all say 'no'. 39 says 'Reactive'.
For IGG, 3 bands were read: 23, 39, 41, and all say 'non reactive', and the 'Flags' all say 'no'.
It says I would have to have 5 out of 10 bands on the IGG, and 2 out of 3 of the IGM.
It appears this test was read within 24 hours of the blood draw, so it should be accurate, correct?
Questions: I have notes on a lot more band reading. Does anyone know if Quest only looks at/reads/ studies these particular bands, or is this all they report?
Question: Even tho the only band that was reactive was band 39, doesn't that mean anything? My notes say '39 is major protein of Bb flagellin; specific for Bb.' Dr. Burr. says 39 is 'species specific'. But he says you should at least see 41 with at least one of the specific bands.
Why would a band that is specific to Lyme be 'reactive' if one does not have Lyme?
I understand that many do not believe Quest tests accurate. (Heavens, they base them on the Proceedings of the 2nd conference on Lyme, in freaking 1994, 15 years ago!!
But this all looks so clearly negative, I don't think I should push for more tests. I mean, one lousy band.
I've got some more lab results to look up -- remarks and opinions are welcome!