PCR testing is one way BUT a negative doesn’t mean it’s negative - a positive is confirmation tho.
Not all llmd’s trust the DNA Connexions testing.
One reason LLMD MR doesn’t is he said his patients symptoms didn’t line up with the DNA Connexions test results.
Plus the DNA Connexions lab has not done validation studies - which reputable labs do.
Igenex and Quest also offer PCR testing for bartonella.
I got a false negative from igenex, though that doesn't mean the test was bad, it might just be that there weren't any bacteria in that sample.
Yes I know other labs do pcr testing - I was responding to the comment about
DNA Connexions lab.
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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