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What is a Lyme disease antibody reflex to wb test?

What is a Lyme disease antibody reflex to wb test?

See details: It is a test for lyme disease. A positive screen alone is not diagnostic. It needs to be confirmed by the western blot test which actually tests for specific antibodies related to the lyme organism. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition 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 diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Lyme disease ab plus reflex to igg, igm-wb blood test done today. How long for results and how accurate are they?

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 more

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What would cause a positive Lyme titer but negative western blot?

What would cause a positive Lyme titer but negative western blot?

See details: The lyme titer is nonspecific and can be positive by itself if the presence of other autoimmune diseases, viral infections or a history of lyme in the distant past. I negative western blot rules out active lyme disease. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could taking minocycline affect my Lyme titers?

Expert opinion please: could taking minocycline affect my Lyme titers?

Yes: Minocycline is one of several antibiotics used to treat lyme. Falling lyme titers and increasing cd57 levels are a good sign. ...Read more

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Does the anti-nuclear ab titer and pattern check for Lyme disease?

Does the anti-nuclear ab titer and pattern check for Lyme disease?

No: Anti-nuclear antibody tests check for autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Some people with longstanding lyme do develop auto-immune disease and might have anti-nuclear antibodies, but most people with lyme do not have anti-nuclear antibodies. ...Read more

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Lyme, Total AbTest/Reflex. Lyme IgG/IgM Ab < 0.91;Reference Interval:ISR 0.00-0.90; negative <0.91;equivocal 0.91-1.09;positive >1.09.Is above + or equi

Lyme, Total AbTest/Reflex. Lyme IgG/IgM Ab < 0.91;Reference Interval:ISR 0.00-0.90; negative <0.91;equivocal 0.91-1.09;positive >1.09.Is above + or equi

Negative: If a patient's lab test result is <0.91, and the lab says the reference range for NEGATIVE is <0.91, then the test result is NEGATIVE. Of course, numbers are just numbers, so the doctor needs to see the numbers in the context of the whole patient in order to make sensible and accurate conclusions from the numbers. ...Read more

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Diagnosis help: for 6 wks I had sore, dull ache in my neck and along my spine. Also I have numbness and pain on sole of left ft. Lyme titers were neg.

Diagnosis help: for 6 wks I had sore, dull ache in my neck and along my spine. Also I have numbness and pain on sole of left ft. Lyme titers were neg.

Need evaluation: You need to see your physician to clarify the involvement. I doubt Lyme but think more of a type of neurological involvement ...Read more

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Numbness/ pain in sole of left foot along with soreness along back of neck and spine for 6 wks. Stool has also been very loose. Lyme titers were neg.

Numbness/ pain in sole of left foot along with soreness along back of neck and spine for 6 wks. Stool has also been very loose. Lyme titers were neg.

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. We need age, country or state, and gender. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more

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Wb-band 41 positive, dfm showed spirochetes and gemmas. Syphilis-negative. Can it be Lyme with only band 41 positive? Got inactive demyelination lessions

Wb-band 41 positive, dfm showed spirochetes and gemmas. Syphilis-negative. Can it be Lyme with only band 41 positive? Got inactive demyelination lessions

Possibly- more tests: A 41 band alone could signify lyme but is not enough to make the diagnosis. Unfortunately most labs don't do an adequate WB test- it's crucial to test the highly specific 31 & 34 bands & most labs don't. Ignenex does the best test. See http://www. Ilads. Org/lyme_disease/about_lyme. Html consider the controversial culture from advanced laboratory services: http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/778482. ...Read more

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I tested positive for Lyme disease. I was given the EIA (result 6.1), IgG (10 bands present) and IgM WB (3 bands) Does this mean I've had LD for a whi?

I tested positive for Lyme disease. I was given the EIA (result 6.1), IgG (10 bands present) and IgM WB (3 bands) Does this mean I've had LD for a whi?

Yes: The presence of IgG usually indicates past infection which might have occurred months or even years ago. The presence of IgM indicates a current or recent infection. ...Read more

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Could bartonella cause demyielination lession by itself without having Lyme too? Did lots Lyme wb tests and are negative. Just bartonella is present

Might have Lyme: Bartonella can cause many neurological symptoms; I don't know if it causes demyelinating lesions. However, 20-30% of those with lyme do not show positive WB tests, so negative tests do not rule out lyme. Did your WB test the 31 & 34 bands? If not get one that does (igenex). The WB measures immune response. Those most ill may be negative. Taking anti-lyme herbs/antibiotics may turn the WB positive. ...Read more

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Wb indicating protein 41 active. I read its a lot of controversy about p41.Dfm showed spirochetes and gemmas. Syphilis test negative. Is it lyme?

Be skeptical: Lyme disease is not transmitted sexually, but through bites from infected ticks. Diagnosis using western blot is complicated and requires review of the entire blot and assessment of your other symptoms and risks. Dfm reliability is dependent on the person doing it, and may be manipulated in an attempt to sell you unproven or even dangerous treatments for lyme disease. ...Read more

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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

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What are the symptoms of lyme's diease?

What are the symptoms of lyme's diease?

Many and varied: Lyme disease can cause virtually any symptom in the world. Early lyme tends to cause non-specific flu-like symptoms & a rash. Then it tends to cause joint pains (esp. Knee pain) & fatigue. It often causes problems with memory & concentration & a variety of neurological symptoms. As it progresses it may be misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis etc. ...Read more

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