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i got a lyme disease test done.& igg 66 came positive out of the other 10 bands. what does this mean? do i have lyme or had it? should i worry? thanks

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not enough info: This test is not evidence of lyme but also not proof you don't have it! ultimately lyme is a clinical diagnosis. 20-30% of those who have it never have a positive western blot. It's really important that the test include the 31 & 34 bands & most labs don't check it- igenex is the best lab for a thorough test. See a doc who uses igenex as that is someone able to make a proper diagnosis.See comment:.
Answered on Jul 14, 2017
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
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For more on Lyme diagnosis see http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/about_lyme.html
Jun 17, 2013
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
If only one band, no: If only one band, no. A positive not only requires more than one band, but they have to be specific bands.
Answered on Mar 25, 2016
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