Question about Igenex IFA

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NSGFX
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   Posted 11/11/2017 1:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Quick question for y'all,

This forum has been a great help in the past few months while researching lyme, after my LLMD figured I had it (based on my symptoms and very high exposure risk).

I recently received my Igenex results and was curious what the deal was with the IFA Serum test. The result I received was positive (>80).

From researching on this forum, it looks like this test is not considered a great test, due to the fact that many people with lyme receive a negative result. The fact that I received a positive result from my understanding is further confirmation that I have lyme?

Any input would be appreciated, thank you so much everyone for your help on this forum!

Girlie
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   Posted 11/11/2017 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi NSGFX - welcome!

The IFA and Elisa tests are generally used as a screening tool.
If they're positive, then they do the WB.

The IFA/Elisa are even more unreliable/inaccurate than the WB tests.

Yes, it is a good 'sign' that you do have lyme disease.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

NSGFX
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   Posted 11/11/2017 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie said...
Hi NSGFX - welcome!

The IFA and Elisa tests are generally used as a screening tool.
If they're positive, then they do the WB.

The IFA/Elisa are even more unreliable/inaccurate than the WB tests.

Yes, it is a good 'sign' that you do have lyme disease.


Thanks for the quick reply! I appreciate it. I will be starting a combination antibiotic/herbal treatment from my LLMD this week.

smile

Girlie
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   Posted 11/11/2017 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
NSGFX said...
Girlie said...
Hi NSGFX - welcome!

The IFA and Elisa tests are generally used as a screening tool.
If they're positive, then they do the WB.

The IFA/Elisa are even more unreliable/inaccurate than the WB tests.

Yes, it is a good 'sign' that you do have lyme disease.


Thanks for the quick reply! I appreciate it. I will be starting a combination antibiotic/herbal treatment from my LLMD this week.

smile


That's great that you're starting treatment this week. Good luck!
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
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