veterinary real time PCR- Can you use it?

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Tashin
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   Posted 3/13/2018 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
i've noticed veterinary labs offer some of the same PCR tests for vastly cheaper. I know they are not certified for humans etc etc, but is there any reason it wouldn't work? Any cross reactivity problems? Has anyone tried this? I don't trust any of the human tests and I'm only wanting the test as a guide....

Girlie
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   Posted 3/13/2018 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Don’t you have to go to a Vet clinic to get tested?

And will they test a hooman?
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Tashin
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   Posted 3/13/2018 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
The one i saw was connected to a University, and it just said to send in the sample and you no longer needed to be a veterinarian to request it. I called today to check but no-one answered. I figured someone on here has probably already been down that route. I am sure they will not test it if you say it's human blood, but if I label it "pig" would it still work??

Girlie
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   Posted 3/13/2018 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Tashin said...
The one i saw was connected to a University, and it just said to send in the sample and you no longer needed to be a veterinarian to request it. I called today to check but no-one answered. I figured someone on here has probably already been down that route. I am sure they will not test it if you say it's human blood, but if I label it "pig" would it still work??


Worth a try
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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

Lapis_29
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   Posted 3/13/2018 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
interesting idea!

i dont see why it wouldn't work...?

its the same lyme spiro
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