I apologize cause I'm not asking anyone to do my research for me.... And I have just started out searching, but need to email my parents about
my LLMD appt today. So I'd like to get at least a couple opinions, or point me somewhere. Hopefully others will be helped, also. I could have sworn there were some posts about
this in the past but I can't find the posts that had information on this.
All I can find in Dr. Burr's piece is that he likes to see his lyme patients in the 60's.
Labcorp did my CD57.
My Abs CD8-CD57 + Lymphs is 60. Range is 60-360. The Dr did not make much remark on it and said it was within normal range, tho low. My concerns: my labs show 'high, out of range' results on mono, HHV6, parvovirus B19 and Babesia, which shows possibly 'acute'.
Even tho my adrenals and testosterone were within range, he said they were low enough to make me feel bad (I'm a lady, OK?)
So, I had hoped that the CD57 would be a very definitive result for Lyme, or else I was in trouble somewhere else. When LLMD ordered the test, he said it was more reliable than the WB, but here I am w/ not much comment on it.
I seem to recall some here discussing the 2 different numbers. My number on top is:
%CD8-/CD57+ Lymphs and it is 3.
Then there's a whole list of 'immunophenotyping markers for investigational use only' and I suppose it will take me another weekend to research these!
Since I have all these viruses, etc, I was hoping my CD57 would be indicative of lyme. Is 60 too high for this? Also, so far in searches, I do see CD57 associated w/ other illnesses, so again -- that's probably another weekend of research!
Some of my hormones are too low, also -- you know, I'm wanting to say that all this stuff is attributed to Lyme and the Dr HAD given me a clinical diagnosis, added to 'well, the labs seem to indicate also.'
Anyone, what is your best opinion of the CD57 if my numbers are this good. (tho I know not high) The tick bite that I attribute my lyme to occurred a little over 2 yrs ago, not as old as many of yours.
Post Edited (+Lyme) : 7/30/2009 7:27:55 PM (GMT-6)