Posted 5/7/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -7)
i was asked what this is. This test looks for the actual bacteria not the atibodies as in western blot and serrologic blood tests. In chronic Lyme antibodies can be severely blunted from working so hard on what may be a loosing battle. you may be very sick because you dont have alot of anibodies fighting for you and get a negative result because the tests are only looking for these anibodies. You may also get a negative test because of steroids or antibiotics. THE QRIBB would find the actual Borrelia burgdorferi And even give you a picture of them (borrellia) in your blood regardless of antibiotics or steroids or antinflamatories. A beautiful test. by the way dont take steroids w lyme it is an immune system suppressant.