Motox, the results and research that you cite is based on the early research of the Lyme, CT cases in the 1970's. This research was necessarily limited in scope (i.e., only applied to those with arthritic-dominant Lyme, not neuro-Lyme, because the initial cases had arthritic-dominant symptoms, and Rheumatology was the dominant field of expertise of the initial investigating physicians) and only applied to early lyme - there is no research proving whether or not bands 31 or 34 do NOT show up with chronic infection of humans. I urge you again to read "Cure Unknown" and "Ending Denial" - these books will enlighten you and answer many of your questions.
Remember, Lyme is first and foremost a clinical diagnosis - even the CDC agrees with this statement. Tests were developed for tracking purposes, not for diagnostic purposes. My opinion, based on reading "Cure Unknown," "Ending Denial," and the opinions of other LLMD's (online research), is that this is one reason that lab tests (from any lab) are more prone to false negatives than false positives.
Another thing to look at is getting sequential tests and observing if the positive bands have changed. This is also an indication of active Lyme infection, because the bug is constantly changing it's outer surface proteins and thus the immune system must constantly make new antibodies (IgM) when the infection is active. So perhaps one way for you to confirm a Lyme diagnosis would be to get a Lyme test done every so many weeks and see if there are changes in the bands that show positive.
IGeneX found band 39 on me before any other Lab did. It is my understanding that band 39 is one of the most significant bands and it alone is sufficient to diagnose Lyme. IGeneX also found band 18 positive on me...and more recent research also suggests that this is a very specific band to Lyme (meaning that this band is an indication of Lyme and nothing else). Band 18 on my IGeneX test was +++ (my strongest reading).
I tried treatment for all the other things I was diagnosed with - Crohn's, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, "Depression," etc. etc. etc., and only got sicker and sicker and sicker and sicker and sicker and sicker (24 years of misdiagnosis and improper treatment, and getting sicker the entire time). Antibiotics are the only thing that have actually made some of my symptoms disappear or become less noticeable/severe (and symptoms return upon ceasing abx, so I know I'm not done with treatment yet).
I know in my heart that I have Lyme, regardeless of what the tests do or don't show. I've seen 4 Lyme-Literate practitioners and ALL of them have confirmed for me that I clinically have Lyme, and that the tests just support the diagnosis. This is so even though I have no memory of tick exposure or bull's eye rash. If anyone diagnosed with Lyme feels that they have been misdiagnosed, then they are certainly free to persue other options besides Lyme treatment.
Please do not take anything I've said as an attack on you or anyone else - it is not intended as such. I am trying to share information that is based on my own situation and research.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds: IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle & other liver support herbs, Magnesium, homeopathy.