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What is the difference in testing an IgG and IgM bands for Lyme versus multiple myeloma?

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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Different Diseases

Lyme and multiple myeloma are two very different diseases which are not likely to be confused for one another on a test like this.
Igg and igm are two different types of proteins made by the immune system, and within each category you have thousands of different proteins in your body. For lyme, the test looks for a protein that proves your body has "seen" lyme organisms before.

In brief: Different Diseases

Lyme and multiple myeloma are two very different diseases which are not likely to be confused for one another on a test like this.
Igg and igm are two different types of proteins made by the immune system, and within each category you have thousands of different proteins in your body. For lyme, the test looks for a protein that proves your body has "seen" lyme organisms before.
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