I have only had one test that showed a current (IgM) infection of 1:1024. It's my understanding that once on treatment, after about 4-6 weeks, I will then have a repeat test. If the results show a shift to the IgG (past infection/antibodies), this will be a confirmation that I had the disease.
My doctor has not discussed acute vs. chronic infection with me, although I have read about this on line.
I'm just new to this, so don't know how long to treat based on titers (??) and whether you can still show up as positive even though you are over the disease. I thought that you would eventually convert from IgM to IgG, but again, not sure.
Does anyone have hunters in the family? My husband harvested an elk this year that was just loaded with ticks. Wondered if there was any correlation between that and my becoming infected with Q Fever????
my dr only tested me for IgG. I don't think he even knows to test me for IgM. That's why I need to go see someone else, but no one else seems to know anything about