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Old 10-27-2007, 01:47 PM   #1
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Western Blot IGM-IGG-Im confused on results

Ok-Im confused. I tested positive on Western Blot IGG, not IGM..does this mean I have a current infection, or a chronic long term one? Im hearing different things?

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Old 10-27-2007, 03:16 PM   #2
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Re: Western Blot IGM-IGG-Im confused on results

Hi Rachelle. How long have you been sick?

There is no completely reliable test for Lyme, and results can vary by lab. Some people who have Lyme do not test positive. Which lab did your testing?

Do you have a copy of your results?

The IgM tests for a more recent infection, the IgG a longer standing one. The CDC requires a large number of bands to show for it to be considered positive; however, many people who have Lyme do not have this many bands show. Lyme doctors often focus on which bands show, some are specific for Lyme. Testing should be used as an aid in diagnosis not solely for diagnosis. A lyme knowledgeable doctor will not rely solely on test results to diagnose tick-borne illnesses.

 
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