Posted 9/24/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)
Essentially, I got my bloodwork back, and I tested negative for lyme, but positive for babesia and ehrlichia. My LLD (Dr. G. in NJ), stated that my results show that I DO have these infections-no question about it. She said there are no false positives for these tests, and thus, a positive result definitively indicates that you have these infections. However, when looking at the numbrs Im a bit confused and would love some input.
For babesia my results show
IgM 0.80. It lists this number in the "negative column, and indicates that a negative result is anything < 0.89.
My IgG for babesia shows
1.16 It lists this in the "positive" column, and shows that for IgG, anything below 0.89 is negative, between 0.90 and 1.10 is equivocal, and anything above 1.11 is positive. Since by IgG was 1.16, this clearly puts me above the "positive" range.
My question is, since my IgM number was 0.80, which they list as being below the negative range, but my IgG number is 1.16 which is above the positive range, what does this mean?
Dr. G didnt discuss the actual numbers with me, she just said I tested positive for both babesia and ehrlichia, but now when I look at the numbers, it seems that there might be some question. So, given my results, do you guys think that my numbers absolutely indicate that I am positive for Babesia microti?
Now with Ehrlichia Chaffeensis, its a similar situation.
For my IGG it simply says:
<1:64. It doesnt show me my specific number, it just says its less then 1:64. It the "iterpretation" section of the results, it says I have low/negative IgG.
But for my IgM my number is:
1:80 It then shows that a negative result is anything below 1:20. So my 1:80 is clearly in the positive range.
So the final interpretation part of the report says "Equivocal-Due to a low/neg IgG and a positive IgM.
Again, Dr. G simply told me that I tested positive for both babesia and ehrlichia, but according to these tests, there seems to be some question. So, what do you guys think? Do my tests indicate that I have these infections, or is it questionable? Thanks so much-SH