Kendal, I saw Dr. D today...

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ktp812
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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey kendal-
I saw Dr. D today and I had blood test for Bartonella sent to Quest. I am not sure exactly what it was but not titer like Igenex. I am also going to do a urine Lyme to send out to Igenex.
He thinks my Bart is back and I do too...so I am starting on Rifampin which helped me before and Mino. I am also going to start Low dose naltrexone in a few weeks. I will keep you posted!
 
Kim

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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Kim: I have never heard of testing your urine for Lyme, does it show something different than the blood test? More accurate? Thanks  Diane

JELAINEP
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   Posted 6/2/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I was urine tested through Igenex.... came back positive CDC and NY state.
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06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, possibly just tested positive for koseri IgA, Morganella motgani,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF - yay! another acronym), Typhus Fever, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus miabilis, Citrobacter i IgA, Hafnia alvai IgA, NKC4, Interleukin 4 (IL4), IL8, Immunobillin (IM01). 
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ktp812
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   Posted 6/2/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
  Diane,          My doctor said it is just a different way to test. It is called a Lyme antigen test (Lyme Dot Blot) .I have been off abx for 2 months so he thought it would be a good time to test again before I start up treatment for Bart.
 
I got the impression he thinks it might be more accurate than the blood test. I only had a few bands show up on the Igenex one. The urine one is also done through Igenex. I will let you know!

Dowa
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   Posted 6/2/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! D

kendal122
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   Posted 6/4/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
ktp812, what symptoms are you having with the bart? aslo did you have to pay for the urine test or did your insurance cover it? if not how much was it? Thanks, i see him next wednesday.

ktp812
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   Posted 6/4/2009 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
kendal- I have nerve irritation symptoms in my feet and calves which consist of burning, pinpricks, twitching, stabbing etc, muscle soreness in my right arm, sore ribs which moves around from front to back, insomnia, poor sleep quality, acid reflux, shin bone pain, and feeling like I am coming down with a flu, sweats in the morning and afternoon. Plus of course the worse for me FATIGUE.
 
The urine test is for Lyme and the blood test is for Bart. My insurance company paid for the blood test. I have to pay up front for the lyme urine dot test which is 70.00 to Igenex and then I will submit it to my insurance. Let me know how your appt. goes.
 
I think he is trying to find out if I still test positive for Bart..not sure why

kendal122
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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
ktp812, is DR D your primary also?

judy3
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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I tested negative on the Quest urine test, but positive on the blood test, so its not as accurate as some doctors believe

ktp812
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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
kendal- no Dr. D is not my primary care...
 
The urine test I am having done is through Igenex not Quest. The Bartonella blood test is through Quest.
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