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    Old 11-05-2015, 08:45 PM   #1
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    Help with blood test

    Hi,
    I am looking for help with my blood test results. The doctor said the test came back negative for lyme but number came back high?
    Here are the results:
    lyme ab/western blot reflex



    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    lyme igg/igm ab 1.47 0.00-0.90 ISR
    lyme disease ab, quant, igm 3.38 0.00-0.79 index
    igg p93 ab. Absent
    igg p66 ab. Absent
    igg p58 ab. Absent
    igg p45 ab. Absent
    igg p41 ab. Present
    igg p39 ab. Present
    igg p30 ab. Absent
    igg p28 ab. Absent
    igg p23 ab. Present
    igg p18 ab. Absent
    lyme igg wb interp. Negative See Comments
    igm p41 ab. Absent
    igm p39 ab. Absent
    igm p23 ab. Present
    lyme igm wb interp. Negative See Comments

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    Old 11-06-2015, 04:56 PM   #2
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    Re: Help with blood test

    Your numbers look very similar to mine. I had a few more positive bands. I read through the CDC specs. Seems people need to have 5 bands in the IGG and or 2 bands in the IGM. I am no expert as I was just diagnosed. The IGM is stage 1 an the acute stage which is shortly after an infection and out to a few months. IGG is stage 2 and stage 3 which may develop after the infection and can persist indefinitely. I also read somewhere that IGM is a current infection and IGG is an infection that has been in your system for years. Once you test positive for Lyme you will always test positive. Supposedly different lab are more sensitive than others.
    Good Luck. Hopefully you can convince your doctor to give you the medication for Lyme anyway.

     
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