Posted 8/22/2012 7:01 AM (GMT -7)
My blood test for Bart was negative. LabCorp did the following titers:
B henselae IgG & IgM
B quintana IgG & IgM
I am positive for Lyme (tick bite June 18, 2012) and clear EM. Blood test was 7/27 which is 5.5 weeks after the bite.
I am taking 200 mg doxy BID and 300 mg rifampin BID.
When my bart came back negative, I asked my LLMD if I could discontinue the rifampin and the doc said no, and that my bart results would be explained to me later.
Why would I still have to take rifampin? Does it work on lyme? I hate not being able to have even an occasional glass of wine!
Are bart tests that unreliable?