Check out http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/strickerpanel.html for more info on the CD-57 test. Perhaps supplying your doctor with a printout of this page would enable him to order the correct test.
Here is a link to the initial study about
the CD-57 test in relation to Chronic Lyme Disease:http://www.aaem.pl/pdf/aaem0217.pdf
There is no relation between total Lymphocyte count and CD-57 count. I happen to be low for all categories of Lymphocytes (total WBC count, total lymphocyte count, CD3, CD4, NK cells, and CD-57) but most on here aren't low on all of these.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), IV Milk Thistle, probiotics.
Post Edited (Razzle) : 5/21/2009 2:23:00 AM (GMT-6)