all it takes is one kitty scratch ... if interested and dont wanna fork out cash for a galaxy labs or dnaconnexions test for bart then one can do a quik dip giemsa stain on a standard blood smear and view under standard brighfield microscopy way longer than the 15 min any labtech will do. my whole setup with supplies was half of what the panel costs and i can use it to check progress. see the thread here beginners guide to microscopy by mustard seed or the microscopy thread on lymenet.
the stains were acquired from vet supply as checking cattle for babesia is commonplace.
borrelia is also easily viewed at 1000x in live blood !
according to my research and self testing as bartonella is a gram negative intercellular systemic infection that loves the endothelial lining of vessels ,it is highly unlikely it will ever resolve on its own , even in a healthy individual it is very immunosuppressive. in people with hiv , bartonella is what used to kill them with a wasting like syndrome...galaxy labs has a good utoob on bart pathology...
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