Have been suffering with symptoms largely consistent with Lyme disease (diffuse tendonitis, peripheral neuropathy, rashes -non bullseye) following a camping trip in the summer of 2011. I have no recollection of a tick bite, although I was in an area known to have ticks in British Columbia.
I have recently received results from some blood work that indicate the following:
-Anaplasmosis by IFA: IgG Reactive 1:512
-IGENEX Lyme IGM Negative
-IGENEX Lyme: IGG+ by Igenex standards
**23-25 kDA +
**41 kDA +
58 kDA +
-ANA: Nucleolar & Homogenous Pattern 1:160
All other tests have been normal including an ELISA for Lyme.
My questions are:
1. Anaplasmosis: Is this titre high? Is it possible that the presence of the + ANA is giving a false positive result for Anaplasmosis?
2. Lyme: Is it again possible that this test is showing false positive due to the presence of ANA? Should the IGENEX test results be
interpreted as likely to be indicative of Lyme given the symptoms and the negative ELISA?
3. Which result would you bet on as the cause of the problems - the ANA or an infection?
Thanks in advance for all the help.
Post Edited (das12) : 5/2/2012 12:07:34 AM (GMT-6)