Is a negative result for a coinfection a guaranteed result? Or is it possible you have to repeat the test multiple times in order to get a positive result?
Visa versa, can a positive result mean a false positive or this is a guaranteed positive result?
A negative result for a confection is NOT to be relied on. I see more negatives (that should be positives) than positives...
You can repeat it...if you really need to know what co's you have...but some LLMD's will treat all three B's which will usually also cover the others' (Ehrhlichia, Anaplasmosis...etc)
For Bart - The Galaxy diagnostics appears to be the best. It is expensive...but it does pull more positives.
I'm not sure what the false negative rate is.
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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