Can you please help with my test results? Here is some background as to why the tests were ordered.
I had a strange rash appear and my doctors couldn't figure out what caused it. It has the look of a bullseye rash, but there is no center to the bullseye (just an outer ring), and it literally appeared overnight. After a few weeks, it is now starting to fade. The 3rd doctor that I went to decided to do a Lyme's test. Here are the results:
IGG P93 AB. Absent
IGG P66 AB. Absent
IGG P58 AB. Absent
IGG P45 AB. Absent
IGG P41 AB. Present A
IGG P39 AB. Absent
IGG P30 AB. Absent
IGG P28 AB. Absent
IGG P23 AB. Absent
IGG P18 AB. Absent
LYME IGG WB INTERP. Negative
Positive: 5 of the following
66, and 93.
Negative: No bands or banding
patterns which do not
meet positive criteria.
IGM P41 AB. Present A
IGM P39 AB. Absent
IGM P23 AB. Present A
LYME IGG WB INTERP. Positive A
Note: An equivocal or positive EIA result followed by a negative
Western Blot result is considered NEGATIVE. An equivocal or positive
EIA result followed by a positive Western Blot is considered POSITIVE
by the CDC.
Positive: 2 of the following bands: 23,39 or 41
Negative: No bands or banding patterns which do not meet positive
Criteria for positivity are those recommended by CDC/ASTPHLD.
p23=Osp C, p41=flagellin
Sera from individuals with the following may cross react in the
Lyme Western Blot assays: other spirochetal diseases (periodontal
disease, leptospirosis, relapsing fever, yaws, and pinta);
connective autoimmune (Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus
Erythematosus and also individuals with Antinuclear Antibody);
other infections (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; Epstein-Barr Virus,
Also, over the last year, I have have been seeing a rheumy because of signs of Sjogren's Syndrome. I haven't been officially diagnosed, but I do have some of the ssb antibodies associated with Sjogrens. Based on that last note in the results, could this autoimmune disorder be skewing the Lyme results (giving a false positive)?
Thanks for your help!