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alone&scared
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   Posted 10/22/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I only had the regular basic lyme test and western blot and was diagnosed with lyme...I have been reading on some posts that some people only have 1 band so their insurance won't cover treatment.
My question is...on the basic lyme and western blot, don't they only check for 1 lyme band? If so, is this going to be a problem for me?
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 10/22/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
alone,

Lyme Disease is a clinical diagnosis. The doctor should go by your WB test AND your symptoms, not just the test alone. Sometimes our bodies don't make enough antibodies for the WB test to pick up.

What bands were positive on your test?
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alone&scared
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   Posted 10/22/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know! I thought that the regular lyme test just tested for 1 band, so I didn't ask. He did say that I definitely have lyme, but I don't know what he based it on? I have so many questions for him. I think I'll call tomorrow!

CajunGrl
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   Posted 10/22/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
No, there are several bands they test. Get a copy of your results. It's always good to have so you can learn about this disease. You can post your results here if you'd like and we can help explain what the positive bands mean.
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alone&scared
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   Posted 10/22/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok cool. So, even the regular non-igenix test, tests several bands?

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   Posted 10/22/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, but I'm not sure if they list the bands. You will have to ask if you can get a copy of the bands that were positive.
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