Re: Lyme Testing
Hi susieranger. I recommend that you have the Western Blot done at IgeneX Lab in Palo Alto, CA. I know it may be more expensive, but this is the lab that many Lyme doctors use. They use more sensitive testing and list more bands on the Western Blot. You can submit the bill to your insurance company for reimbursement. Some companies pay more than others.
Realize that no Lyme test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. The CDC requires several bands to show on the Western Blot for it to be positive; however, many people who have Lyme do not have this many bands. Lyme doctors often look at which bands are positive, some are specific for Lyme.