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Old 11-26-2007, 07:21 PM   #1
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Q about bands

I had another lyme titer test done a western blot as well. It tested the IgG and IgM. The screen was borderline at 0.91. In the IgG part..band 41kD came back abnormal. I am on Doxycycline AGAIN and hopefully will feel better with this 2nd round of meds. I am curious as to what this band means?

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Old 11-27-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: Q about bands

Hi Mepmom. Which lab did the Western Blot? IgeneX uses more sensitive testing and lists more bands on the Western Blot.

The IgM tests for a more recent infection and the IgG a longer standing one. From what I understand, band 41 is often the first to show.

What dose of Doxy are you taking? Have you been tested for the co-infections? How long did you take Doxy previously?

 
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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Re: Q about bands

this is round #2 for Doxy..I take 100mg 2x day. First time was for three weeks. Then off anything for 2 months (cause no one believed me that I still felt like crap) Now I am on for 6 weeks. And I was tested for co-infections but not sure if a westernblot was done for each one. All came back neg.

Not sure what lab did it, I think it was one called Quest
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Re: Q about bands

Hi Mepmom. I highly recommend that you see a Lyme doctor so you can get properly treated. 200 mg of Doxy daily is not strong enough for Lyme. I believe the recommended dose is 300-600 mg daily.

The Western Blot is a test for Lyme. The co-infections are separate blood tests.

From what I understand, Quest is not a reliable lab for tick-borne illness testing.

 
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