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.

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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. This test can be extremely accurate if done in the context of recent exposure and symptoms suggestive of acute lyme disease. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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?

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...
See details. Once you start antibiotic therapy you are essentially being treated to prevent lyme disease from developing. This also will usually prevent you from developing a positive lyme test. Do not worry. 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...

If I have a negative lyme disease test, but antibiotics appear to be addressing my symptoms, is there any way to tell what caused the symptoms?

Not a clue. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.You provide no info beyond a negative test result.No history, no exam findings,no initial problem. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload. Read more...