Thank you both for the replies. I was IgM positive for bands 39 and 41 from both IgeneX and Medical Diagnostics (NJ based lab). Also IgG positive 34. But didn’t have the 5 bands to confirm IgG. However Medical Diagnostics did show reactions to IgG bands 23 and 41.
My primary didn’t like that i was negative with the Lab corp test. But I’ve heard they aren’t as reliable.
I’ve had symptoms for over 4 months. I’m just hopeful to confirm this is sufficient results for Lyme. Any help or advice is appreciated!
You do have an IgM positive with Igenex - no need to question it....as it backs up your symptoms and clinical diagnosis of lyme.
maybe inform your Dr. that Lab corp doesn't specialize in tick-borne disease testing, but Igenex does.
(although, if he's got a certain mind-set...that probably won't mean much)
The best Dr. to see is a Lyme Literate one...as they are the specialists when it comes to diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.
We can help you find a LLMD - just start a new thread: "looking for LLMD in/near____" and fill in the blank with the city near you.
You can also email me and I will check my list of LLMD"s and send you names.
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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