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Lyme Antibody Spinal Tap Test
If I had positive serum western blot Lyme Disease test, but my Spinal Fluid didn't turn up positive for any Antibodies, does that mean I don't have Lyme in my nervous system?
Trying to piece together what caused my neurological complications, whether th
Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
What are autoimmune disorders that could still be present when ANA negative? Had spinal tap- lyme, ms, etc. ruled out, other blood normal but feel ill
How accurate is a blood test for Lyme antibodies in diagnosing whether a patient actually has Lyme disease?
What to ask: In general, accredited labs must validate the performance characteristics for tests they offer. That can be hard for a dx like Lyme where there are few definite criteria and many vague symptoms. Antibody testing is very sensitive, but antibodies themselves cross-react. The most sensitive and specific tests aim to detect DNA specific to the organism. Ask the lab for the performance profile of test. ...Read more
4 yr.Old f rt. Leg pain.Lyme test IgG & igm.Results .091.Is this negative?Why would she have any Lyme antibodies?Lab error?Retest?
Had two spinal taps cont2.. Csf was Lyme negative... Symptoms still persist 2+ years. Brain MRI white matter foci.. Blood test results now normalizing?
Work with your neuro: Specialist, so you can remain in remission. Also, with your integrative medicine doctor to help you out with lifestyle management, nutritional supplements, and ways to help with energy level support as the white matter foci are areas of concern for all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got bitten by a tick and I am o an antibiotic now. Is there a test that would tell me that i did not get Lyme disease?
I got bitten by a tick and now I am on an antibiotic. How will i know that i did not get Lyme disease. Is therea test?
Lyme disease: Check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/lyme/ & http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/lyme-disease/ds00116 for info on lyme disease. Yes, there is lab testing available but we don't usually recommend it unless we're highly suspicious. You'll need to wait a few weeks to allow your body to develop antibodies against the bacteria in order for tests to turn positive. ...Read more
Dr said he suspects I've had Lyme disease untreated for 5 years. He will test soon, if positive, what's the treatment? Antibiotics?
Lyme disease: 3 points. Lyme does not show up with serological testing in most cases. Lyme passes 100% of the time between significant others, so have your partner checked and treated. There are 4 components to treating Lyme. Doxy Monohydrate for the Spirochete. Identify and treat accompanying parasites with Systemic Formulas' VRM herbal products. Identify and treat co-infections. Treat biotoxins c cholorell ...Read more
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