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serruyo
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   Posted 1/4/2018 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
Got tested and here are the test results(Only posting the bands that showed either Indeterminate or Positive)

Western IgM
31 I
39 I
41 ++

Western IgG
39 I
41 ++

Serum - Plasmid Pos

All other bands are negative

Does this mean I have Lyme? Cause I have heard band 41 can mean any bacterial infection. Thank you for your time.

Girlie
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   Posted 1/4/2018 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Band 41 isn't Lyme specific, but many (most?) of us who test have that band.
It is the flagella (tail) of a spirochete - and besides borrelia, it can be syphilis, dental spirochetes...and a few others.

But, you were IND on bands 31 and 39.

IND means something showed up, but it wasn't dark enough to be considered a positive.

But this:
Serum - Plasmid Pos

What is that? I'm not familiar with that - but it looks to be a positive for some thing?

I'm assuming you have symptoms/history that point to Lyme disease - that prompted you to test...so since lyme is a clinical diagnosis - have you thought about seeing a LLMD?
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added biaxin Sept. 26/14
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mm57553
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   Posted 1/4/2018 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
What lab did you use?

serruyo
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   Posted 1/6/2018 3:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your responses. I used Igx labs and am currently seeing a Lyme doc.

goshawk
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   Posted 1/6/2018 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I only tested for positive for and 41 and was clinically diagnosed for Lyme and co infections


I wouldn't completely rule out Lyme and co testing can be unreliable its so confusing.

Girlie
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   Posted 1/6/2018 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
serruyo said...
Thanks for your responses. I used Igx labs and am currently seeing a Lyme doc.


Good that you're seeing a LLMD.
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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

PeteZa
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   Posted 1/6/2018 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I wasn't CDC or Igenex positive (I think Igenex is the same as CDC).

I did have positive bands but my symptoms said I had lyme and that was enough for me and the LLMDs.

Girlie
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   Posted 1/6/2018 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
PeteZa said...
I wasn't CDC or Igenex positive (I think Igenex is the same as CDC).

I did have positive bands but my symptoms said I had lyme and that was enough for me and the LLMDs.


No, they aren’t the same.

For IgM CDC has a shorter list of bands that “qualify “

For IgG - CDC requires 5 bands (instead of 2)
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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

PeteZa
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   Posted 1/6/2018 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie said...
PeteZa said...
I wasn't CDC or Igenex positive (I think Igenex is the same as CDC).

I did have positive bands but my symptoms said I had lyme and that was enough for me and the LLMDs.


No, they aren’t the same.

For IgM CDC has a shorter list of bands that “qualify “

For IgG - CDC requires 5 bands (instead of 2)


What are the parameters for being Igenex positive then?

Girlie
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   Posted 1/6/2018 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
PeteZa said...
Girlie said...
PeteZa said...
I wasn't CDC or Igenex positive (I think Igenex is the same as CDC).

I did have positive bands but my symptoms said I had lyme and that was enough for me and the LLMDs.


No, they aren’t the same.

For IgM CDC has a shorter list of bands that “qualify “

For IgG - CDC requires 5 bands (instead of 2)


What are the parameters for being Igenex positive then?


IgM:

Positive If two or more of the following bands are present: 23-25, 31, 34, 39, 41 and 83-93 kDa.

Exception: Negative: If only bands 41 kDa and 83-93 kDa are present.

Indeterminate If only bands 31 and 41kDa OR only bands 31 and 83-93kDa are present.


IgG:

Positive If two or more of the following bands are present: 23-25, 31, 34, 39, 41 and 83-93 kDa.

Exception: Indeterminate: If only bands 31 and 41kDa are present.

Indeterminate If only bands 31 and 41kDa are present.
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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

PeteZa
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   Posted 1/6/2018 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. Do you mind giving me the link to this for future reference. Much appreciated.

Girlie
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   Posted 1/6/2018 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
PeteZa said...
Thanks. Do you mind giving me the link to this for future reference. Much appreciated.


Here's the link to Igenex test Interpretations:

/www.igenex.com/testing/interpretations/
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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
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