Hi all....I recieved an update today from LYMEINFO concerning the recent attack on the IGeneX labs so called "unreliable" western blots and other lab testing. Here's the copy of the letter. I was so happy to see that IGeneX was proved right, that they like we all knew are indeed accurate and reliable! I hope some of us can write to the Times to motivate them to print a retraction or an additional article correcting the harm they did to the labs. I am going to try to write on to the Times editor today if I'm feeling up to it after going in to have my Hickman line taken out later this afternoon. Either way I am sure going to try to pass on the news to any and all who will listen...shame on the Times for attacking the only place that has been able to finally put an end to many of our lengthy searches for what has made us sooooo ill.
A Letter from IGeneX Labs CEO, Nick Harris (CA)
I am pleased to announce that IGeneX, Inc. recently passed two inspections
on September 7 and 8, 2005, for its biannual recertification from the State of
California. A federal inspector also arrived simultaneously, indicating she
was present due to the NY Times article August 23 which had made
allegations against IGeneX laboratories. The inspection was intense, with a
focus on the Western Blots which had been cited in the NY Times article.
The lab has been fully recertified, and the inspectors clearly saw the
allegations were without merit.
Despite a volume of letters to the Times after the article by patients, groups,
and doctors in support of IGeneX, nothing was printed by the Times.
IGenex thanks all the Lyme community for your support. Perhaps the Times
will relent and print another piece on this issue.
CEO, IGeneX Labs
Palo Alto, California
Referenced above is the August 23rd 2005 NY Times article "Unproved Lyme
Disease Tests Prompt Warnings".