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Lyme Disease Inconclusive Test Results
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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
Still waiting for Lyme disease blood test results. If it is positive will i need antibiotics from an IV since I am having neurological symptoms?
I had a blood test (Western Blot), to check for Lyme Disease. The results look strange (0.45). This doesn't look like the result of any WB test I have?
Probably not Lyme: Your Western Blot would need to be above 5 for a conclusive confirmation of Lyme disease. Unless you also had known tick bite, low-grade fever, "erythema migrants", you probably had a viral illness that should resolve on its own. Do discuss this with your primary medical provider or specialist if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Lyme disease ab plus reflex to igg, igm-wb blood test done today. How long for results and how accurate are they?
About a week: The regular lyme test is specific but not very sensitive .There can be many reasons for a false positive result. If it is positive on the screening test it is then sent for the more sensitive western blot test. If the igm test is positive it could represent a recent exposure to lyme disease if the igg is positive it indicates a more distant orast exposure. If the igm is positive you should be eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only: If you recently been bitten by the tick, or where profoundly immunosuppressed. ...Read more
Beginning to think I have Lyme disease, it's the only rational diagnosis I can think of with all my symptoms & no diagnosis yet-what's best way 2 test?
See details: do the Lyme screen blood test and a Western blot test if the screen is positive.mif the screen is negative, you do not have Lyme. ...Read more
If I have had Lyme disease for over 9 months Undiagnosed,& I get bloodtests done now, will it detect it? Are the tests accurate? What's best test? Tks
Blood tests good: Too many to list. Just check with lab for the statistics on that particular test ...Read more
Possibly new culture: There are many tests for lyme, but none are totally reliable. The elisa test is positive in about half of those infected. The western blot test is positive in ~70% of cases, but most labs don't do a thorough enough version- i recommend igenex labs. Pcr tests are positive only ~20% of the time. A new test, a culture by advanced laboratory services may detect lyme in >80% of cases so may be best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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