I've looked at some other posts here about
the DNA Connexions test, but I'm still unsure about
whether it's considered reliable and accurate. Does anyone have thoughts on this?
My results were listed as:
Babesia divergens - NPS
Borrelia recurrentis - NPS
Ehrlichia chaffeensis - NPS
The NP who gave the results didn't really explain them. The one-page test result indicates that "NPS" (non-predictive size) is described as meaning: "Species specific DNA was detected but amplification product was not of expected size. More commonly seen in individuals with long-term infections. Product size differential possibly due to: mutation of species, unspecified subspecies, other."
I'm also confused because, when I google Borrelia recurrentis, I see that it "most commonly occurs in conditions of overcrowding and social disruption" (such as areas in sub-Saharan Africa that are affected by war and in refugee camps) -- and that it is transmitted by the body louse. I live in NYC and have never traveled to any area that meets this descript
ion (much less to any area where body lice was an issue). This causes me some doubt as to the accuracy of this test.
Started herbal treatment for Lyme in early 2017. Did 1 month of doxy Aug. 2017; started doxy again Jan. 2018. Uncertain about
diagnosis b/c tests have been iffy, and my symptoms (dry eyes/mouth, finger joint pain/swelling) look like classic autoimmune issues. DNA Connexions test showed Lyme, babesia, ehrlichia. Rheumatologist doesn't believe in these test results.
Post Edited (LilyPanda) : 1/8/2018 12:09:36 PM (GMT-7)