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Old 08-30-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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My IGeneX test results.

I swear I'm the queen of indeterminate test results. Offically the IgeneX is Neg. but let me list the results.

IGG
18kda-
22kda-
**23-25kda-
28kda-
30kda-
**31kda-
**34kda-
**39kda IND
**41kda IND
45 kda -
58 kda +
66kda -
73 kda -
**83-93 kda -

IGM
everything neg. except

** 31 kDa IND
** 34 kDa +

So on the IGG I have 2 indeterminates on **39 kDa and **41 kDa
and one positive on 58kDa
The report says positive if 2 or more double starred bands present. IgeneX standards not CDC
I have 2 IND on the double starred.


IGM IGeneX pos. if 2 or more double starred bands.
I have 1 IND
and 1 Pos.

I was not tested for co-infections. I talked the Doc. at the VA hospital into
ordering the IgeneX WB test. He says I'm neg. He is an infectious disease Doc. not a LLMD.

I was hoping to get a little further within the VA system but without offical positive results that's not going to happen.

I know I need to see a lyme doc.

Ticker I have a + **34kDa. That is a lyme specific band right?

Any encouragement or advice from you great people would be appricated.

thanks, mc

 
Old 08-30-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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Re: My IGeneX test results.

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Originally Posted by mctassi View Post
I swear I'm the queen of indeterminate test results. Offically the IgeneX is Neg. but let me list the results.

IGG
18kda-
22kda-
**23-25kda-
28kda-
30kda-
**31kda-
**34kda-
**39kda IND
**41kda IND
45 kda -
58 kda +
66kda -
73 kda -
**83-93 kda -

IGM
everything neg. except

** 31 kDa IND
** 34 kDa +

So on the IGG I have 2 indeterminates on **39 kDa and **41 kDa
and one positive on 58kDa
The report says positive if 2 or more double starred bands present. IgeneX standards not CDC
I have 2 IND on the double starred.


IGM IGeneX pos. if 2 or more double starred bands.
I have 1 IND
and 1 Pos.

I was not tested for co-infections. I talked the Doc. at the VA hospital into
ordering the IgeneX WB test. He says I'm neg. He is an infectious disease Doc. not a LLMD.

I was hoping to get a little further within the VA system but without offical positive results that's not going to happen.

I know I need to see a lyme doc.

Ticker I have a + **34kDa. That is a lyme specific band right?

Any encouragement or advice from you great people would be appricated.

thanks, mc


((hugs)) it's fustrating not getting any answers
thru tests. Its really easy to loose hope.

My Westren Blot today came back NEG
Quest did the testing and I think they only
test what the CDC requires.

Hang in there and keep fighting
and keep hope alive.
Jennifer

 
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Old 08-30-2007, 06:05 PM   #3
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Re: My IGeneX test results.

Hi mc. Below is the breakdown of the Western Blot bands:

9 cross-reactive for Borrellia
12 specific for Bb
18 unknown
20 cross-reactive for Borrellia
21 unknown
22 specific for Bb, probably really the 23/25 band
23-25 outer surface protein C (OspC), specific for Bb
28 unknown
30 unknown; probably an outer surface protein; common in European and
one California strain
31 outer surface protein A (OspA), specific for Bb
34 outer surface protein B (OspB); specific for Bb
35 specific for Bb
37 specific for Bb
38 cross-reactive for Bb
39 is a major protein of Bb flagellin; specific for Bb
41 flagellin protein of all spirochetes; this is usually the first to appear after a Bb infection and is specific for all Borrellia
45 cross-reactive for all Borellia (sometimes people with Lyme who have this band positive also have the co-infection Ehrlichiosis)
50 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
55 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
57 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
58 unknown but may be a heat-shock Bb protein
60 cross reactive for all Borrellia
66 cross-reactive for all Borrelia, common in all bacteria
83 specific antigen for the Lyme bacterium, probably a cytoplasmic membrane
93 unknown, probably the same protein in band 83, just migrates differently
in some patients

The IgM tests for a more recent infection, the IgG a longer standing one. Bands 23-25, 31, 34, and 39 are Lyme specific bands. Band 41 is often the first to show. On your tests these bands are IND and positive.

I agree with you that you need to see a Lyme doctor. If you need a recommendation, let us know okay?

 
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