I just wanted to drop in and say that from my understanding, 58 is important because it can prove a lyme test positive as it is part of a certain 'pattern'. I'm sure all of you have read this but here's a little from the site about
this...sorry if you've read it:
"You may see why I and other borreliosis clinicians do not agree with using the CDC criteria in everyday medical practice. Other bacteria besides Borrelia burgdorferi may produce the 45, 58, 66, and 73 kDa bands.
These bands may be produced by Borrelia burgdorferi, but are not nearly as specifically associated with Lyme borreliosis as the starred bands. These starred bands are classic hallmark borrelia-associated antigen-antibody complexes.
An example of the CDC's criteria of a blot test, is if a patient has the band pattern of 41, 45, 58, 66, and 93, the CDC would call it positive. But if a patient has a 23-25, 31, 34, and 39 band pattern, they would call it negative."
Notice in this case that 45, 58, and 66 are not double starred yet can still yield a positive test result.
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