FWIW - I eventually tested all of my kids, and they were all positive for lyme. I recently was tested, and I was also positive. I believe I passed this on to my children in utero/breastfeeding, despite being rather functional and not nearly as sick as many others.
I know this board values IGENEX, as I do too. But I'll be honest in saying that I've been a bit disappointed in IGENEX recently. I've been doing Advanced Labs testing the past few years. For me, I just skipped IGENEX and went straight to Advanced Labs (mine was positive after an extended culture).
Wishing you the very best for you and your family. I know the challenges when it comes to having a family/kids who are sick. My heart goes out to you!
I think it has a lot more to do with Igenex being the 'first' to do the reliable testing so we just got used to recommending them - and I have to admit when I'm dealing with brain fog, I'm lucky to remember Igenex!! LOL! Stony Brook labs was the second lab to do reliable testing, I believe and once in a while I can remember them, but for some reason, without some kind of a prompt, I don't think of Advanced Labs, although I've heard a lot of good things about
Please feel free to mention the other labs any time!