Does anyone know WHY some doctors don't accept the DNA Connexions test?
What basis does the doctor have for saying that DNA Connexions is "known for false positives"? That is a PCR analysis that looks for bacterial DNA. How can you have a false positive on a DNA test?
I know one Dr (maybe more?) don’t because the Company has not done validation studies.
Another Dr (or maybe the same one) said the results that he’s seen don’t always “match up” with what he sees in his patients - or something like that.
I wish they would just do the validation studies if that’s what is required to be a valid testing facility.Girlie,
I know about
them wanting validation studies, but the absence of a validation study is not proof that their tests are "known to produce false positives." That's slanderous to the lab if it isn't true and confusing to patients and uneducated providers alike if they just believe unsubstantiated information they hear.
The doctor who said that labs results don't "match up" to what he sees in patients needs to think a little deeper. Really sick patients with blatent symptoms of late, disseminated Lyme who are seronegative doesn't "match up" either.
Like some of you, I suspect many asymptomatic people have these bacteria in their bodies and would likely have a positive result with DNA Connexions if tested. That, in no way, would be a false positive. It would simply verify what we already believe, that there is more involved in symptomatic Lyme disease than just borrelia bacteria and that everyone who comes in contact with the bacteria doesn't develop symptoms from it.Just to be clear - I only stated what I had read/heard - didn’t say it was my opinion.
I have considered doing the DNA test.
Although if reputable labs do Validation studies - (I don’t know what they consist of) then this lab should do them. I don’t know what is involved. Maybe these validation studies are checking that their procedures/methods are producing valid results. IDK
I agree with you on the LLMD saying that the results don’t match up with what he sees in his patients....we have asymptomatic infections, symptom overlap..etc
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