I checked on the UHC website yesterday and it seems that all the other test that were performed at the same time that my CD57 was drawn have been approved. UHC had requested that the Clinical notes, Progress notes, and Lab results be sent to them for review. When I questioned what the problem was they pretended not to know what was wrong. It is as I suspected, they are giving my doctor a hard time because she dared to order a CD57 and we all know there is no such thing as "Chronic Lyme". I feel sorry for my doctor (she is not involved in my treatment, and didn't even know what a CD57 was, she was just doing me a favor). It's really stupid because the first one I had done they wouldn't pay for calling it experiemental, so I can't see what the big deal is this time it will be paid for out of pocket because we have a $4,000 deductible anyway, I believe they are just hassleing my doctor. I wonder what they'll say seeing that my level was only 34! What jerks!
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day 5 months
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned. Started Buhner's protocol May 2009