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CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/15/2011 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I thought it would be interesting to see everyone's Igenex results. If you don't mind, could you post your results here? I have to dig mine up. I actually have two. I will post them later today. turn
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   Posted 8/15/2011 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi CajunGirl !!

Here are my results :

IFA - 1:40 titer ind.

IGG WB:
34 +
41 +
83-93 +
Igenex positive
CDC negative

IGG WB:
39 ind.
41 +++
58 ++
Igenex negative
CDC negative

PCR - serum:
genomic - BB - negative
plasmid - BB - negative
PCR - whole blood
genomic - BB - negative
plasmid - BB - negative

Gonna look for my husband's and post his.
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   Posted 8/15/2011 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
have yet to get IGeneX tested though question for all of you- did your regular doctors or LLMD refer you to the lab? does an LLMD need to be the one to refer or could I ask a primary care physician to get the tests run faster? also, how do you know which tests to ask for? i looked on the IGeneX website and they offer so many blood tests! whats typical? Ive had 2 negative ELISA tests, but no other tests done yet. thanks for the advice! hope to add my results on here soon!

Wiseguy
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   Posted 8/15/2011 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Igenex Results


Lyme IGM Western Blot:

Igenex - Positive
CDC/NYS - Negative

18 kDa +

**23-25 kDa -

23 kDa -

30 kDa -

**31 kDa IND

**34 kDa -

**39 kDa IND

**41 kDa ++

45 kDa +

58 kDa +

66 kDa -

**83-93 kDa ++


Lyme IgG Western Blot:

Igenex - Negative
CDC/Nys Result - Negative

18 kDa -

**23-25 kDa -

23 kDa -

30 kDa -

**31 kDa IND

**34 kDa -

**39 kDa IND

**41 kDa +

45 kDa -

58 kDa -

66 kDa -

**83-93 kDa -

IFA, B Burgdoferi - Result 40

Equivocal



Don't believe IGM is always a recent infection, I've been sick and disabled for many years.

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   Posted 8/16/2011 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
razzle said...
To save money, you can just do the Western Blot IgM and IgG (I think test #188 & #189).

But if you want a more comprehensive Lyme panel, you can do the IGeneX Panel 6050, which includes the IFA screening test, Western Blot IgM & IgG, and PCR tests.

None of the above look for coinfections...IGeneX does offer some coinfection tests, but they don't test for mycoplasma. You might consider looking into MDI, Clongen or Fry Labs for coinfection testing.


Teeners,

You can get the test from Igenex via their website, it's free and then have your regular doctor, if their willing, draw the blood and send it off.

If you are planning to see an LLMD they would do this at your initial visit and it will be part of the cost of that visit. You might want to wait to do this as they might want co-infection testing, as well. Although this will cost you for the testing, you can submit the bill to your insurance company for reimbursement.
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Razzle
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   Posted 8/16/2011 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Lyme Disease Igenex Test Results (11/5/07):

Note: Bands not listed are negative.

Western Blot IgM

18 kDa +++
23-25 kDa +
30 kDa ++
31 kDa +
34 kDa ++
39 kDa IND
83-93 kDa IND

Western Blot IgG

30 kDa +
39 kDa IND
41 kDa ++

Interpretation:

IgM = Positive by Igenex Standards, Negative by CDC Standards
IgG = Negative by Igenex Standards, Negative by CDC Standards

I tested CDC positive in 2008 on a Western Blot from Mayo Clinic lab.
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knuks
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   Posted 8/17/2011 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
My results 9/2/10
 
Igenex Results


Lyme IGM Western Blot:

Igenex - Positive
CDC/NYS - Negative

18 kDa +

22 kDa -

**23-25 kDa -

28 kDa -

30 kDa -

**31 kDa ++

**34 kDa ++

**39 kDa  IND

**41 kDa ++

45 kDa +

58 kDa ++

66 kDa +

73 kDa -

**83-93 kDa ++

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   Posted 8/17/2011 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Jess1ca318 said...
is it true once you get into the 83-93 mark your in the cyst form?


I definitely haven't seen it all, but I have never seen anything other than other forums that would indicate that that statement is true - not something I would take as true until I saw the a more scientific type of conformation - may I ask where did you heard/saw that? I would be very interested in reading up on it!
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mlcc2
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   Posted 3/2/2012 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone able to read Ignex Western Blot tests or know of a LLMD in California? I cannot get the ordering physician to interpret mine. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Ignex panel results were as follows:



(Lyme IgM Western Blot)

IGENEX IGM RESULTS NEGATIVE
CDC/NYS RESULTS NEGATIVE

18kDa -
**23-25 kDa -
28kDa -
30kDa -
**31kDa -
**34kDa -
**39kDa -
**41kDa IND
45kDa -
58kDa -
66kDa -
**83-93kDa -


(Lyme IgG Western Blot)

IGENEX IGG RESULTS NEGATIVE
CDC/NYS RESULTS NEGATIVE

18kDa -
**23-25 kDa -
28kDa -
30kDa -
**31kDa -
**34kDa IND
**39kDa IND
**41kDa ++
45kDa -
58kDa -
66kDa -
**83-93kDa -

Hopeful Maxine
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   Posted 3/3/2012 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
My Igenex results Jan. 2011
 
IgM
 
Igenex result:  Positive
CDC/NYS result:  Positive
 
18 kDa. -
22 kDa. -
**23-25 kDa. IND
28 kDa. -
30 kDa. -
**31 kDa. -
**34 kDa. +
**39 kDa. +
**41 kDa. +
45 kDa. -
58 kDa. +
66 kDa. -
73 kDa. -
**83-93 kDa. -
 
IgG result:
 
Igenex result: Negative
CDC/NYS result: Negative
 
18 kDa. -
22 kDa. -
**23-25 kDa. -
28 kDa. -
30 kDa. -
**31 kDa. IND
**34 kDa. -
**39 kDa. -
**41 kDa. ++
45 kDa. -
58 kDa. -
66 kDa. -
73 kDa. -
**83-93 kDa. -
 
 

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   Posted 3/5/2012 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Micc!
I'm no expert by any means, but with the double positive on band 41 combined with the IND (Indeterminate) on bands 34 and 39 (which are highly specific to Lyme Disease), I would say you need to find a LLMD to be evaluated at a minimum! Although the two bands that are highly specific to Lyme are only "indeterminate", something still showed up on those bands, meaning that something was found.


One a person understands how well the Lyme bacteria control our immune systems (suppressing them) and their ability to quite literally out-smart our immune systems (by changing their outer surface proteins and such) then it's easy to understand why these tests have such a high rate of false negatives.

If you haven't already gone through our "New to Lyme? Start here!" thread, I would highly encourage you to do so!! It's not only packed full of really important info - like a great article written by Dr. Joseph Burrascano titled "Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease", a very worth while article to read - but symptom lists as well so that you can check to see which symptoms you have and which infections you may have. We also have a great list of questions to ask a LLMD during your interview of them at the end of that thread.

Have you already checked out these places for a LLMD referral?
For information on finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, please email our long time member, Dan's Mother at:phassan@optonline.net

You can email Stephanie at: stephanie@turnthecorner.org You can also go to: www.turnthecorner.org/ if you want to learn a little bit more about Lyme Disease.

You can also go to The Lyme Disease Association and search for LLMD's 3 times in a month. You have to register first. Here is the link:www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277&Itemid=74

You will want to find an ILADS (International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society) doctor. The ILADS site is another great place to read to get you started on your Lyme journey. www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines_clearing_ilads.html

What kind of treatment are you hoping to follow? Mainly Abx, or mainly natural?
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xenophile
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   Posted 3/25/2012 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
After too long, I finally have reults from Igenix which seem to confirm my suspicions/symptoms of chronic neuroborreliosis.

I would have liked something a little less ambiguous however and I'm wondering if I should pay extra for a band 31 confirmation from Igenix since I don't seem to have any other positives that are specific to Lyme.

I would be grateful for any ideas or advice. I would like to see a llmd here in the us though I'm not sure when that will be possible.

IFA: 40 (Equivical)

IgM
Igenix: Positive
CDC: Negative

**31 +
**34 IND
**39 IND
**41 ++

IgG
Igenix: Negative
CDC: Negative

**39 IND
**41 ++

Cheers

Post Edited (xenophile) : 3/25/2012 7:16:46 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 3/25/2012 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi xenophile!

Yes, many Lyme patients would like a less ambiguous test result! Some people start treatment and then retest -- although that can be a little expensive.

I do hope you can get some treatment soon. Your reaction to treatment will be a better proof than the test results, anyway.

Keep us posted on your next step!
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wbolyard
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   Posted 3/13/2018 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I was looking on the IgeneX Website and trying find out what testing I need done to see if I have Lyme. Could someone help me. Pricing are high so looking for best deal
Thanks

Missouri
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   Posted 3/13/2018 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Typically I think most recommend the Lyme Western Blot IGM and IGG tests.

I, on the other hand, usually tell people to get evaluated by an LLMD if they are showing symptoms consistent with Lyme; especially after a tick bite.

Igenex requires doctor signature. It may be difficult to get a doctor to sign. Possibly, it may even be difficult to get the results after they come in. that was my experience anyway.

Glascis
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   Posted 3/13/2018 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
IgM:
41+
93+

IgG:

18 ++
23 Ind
41 Ind
45 Ind
58 ++ .
93 Ind

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   Posted 3/13/2018 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Missouri said...
Typically I think most recommend the Lyme Western Blot IGM and IGG tests.

I, on the other hand, usually tell people to get evaluated by an LLMD if they are showing symptoms consistent with Lyme; especially after a tick bite.

Igenex requires doctor signature. It may be difficult to get a doctor to sign. Possibly, it may even be difficult to get the results after they come in. that was my experience anyway.




How do you find a LLMD in your area?

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   Posted 3/13/2018 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
wbolyard said...
Missouri said...
Typically I think most recommend the Lyme Western Blot IGM and IGG tests.

I, on the other hand, usually tell people to get evaluated by an LLMD if they are showing symptoms consistent with Lyme; especially after a tick bite.

Igenex requires doctor signature. It may be difficult to get a doctor to sign. Possibly, it may even be difficult to get the results after they come in. that was my experience anyway.




How do you find a LLMD in your area?


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