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    Old 08-25-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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    Question How long does blood test take

    Does anyone know how long it takes for a Lyme disease test result to come back?...I went to my Gp and had the test done on Friday. I had a letter the following weds (3 working days later) asking me to phone my GP as he wants to discuss my results. I went away for a few days and just got the letter, so I cant ring up until after the bank holiday. I have no idea as to whether I have it or not. I was just suprised that the results are in so quick and every other blood test Iv had, my GP never calls me, I have to chase them up......Thanks..

     
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    Old 08-25-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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    Re: How long does blood test take

    Hi topsy. I don't know about in the UK, but here if you are tested at IgeneX it can take about three weeks to get the results back.

    Good luck when you call the doctor! Let us know what he/she says okay?

     
    Old 08-25-2007, 01:54 PM   #3
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    Re: How long does blood test take

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    Does anyone know how long it takes for a Lyme disease test result to come back?...I went to my Gp and had the test done on Friday. I had a letter the following weds (3 working days later) asking me to phone my GP as he wants to discuss my results. I went away for a few days and just got the letter, so I cant ring up until after the bank holiday. I have no idea as to whether I have it or not. I was just suprised that the results are in so quick and every other blood test Iv had, my GP never calls me, I have to chase them up......Thanks..
    I have problems with my blood results being sent to the wrong
    Dr. (the doctor that didn't order them).

    I hope you get input soon on your blood work
    and can understand having to chase things down.
    Jennifer

     
    Old 08-25-2007, 05:45 PM   #4
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    Re: How long does blood test take

    hi topsy123.

    i saw an LLMD who treat me based on my symptoms alone. She did send my blood to Igenex labs.

    It took about 3 weeks to get the results back. I am positive for Lyme, even by CDC standards.

    Not knowing what was wrong with me was the worst part. i desperately needed a label or diagnosis for what was happening to me.

    If you do not feel a rapport or you are not comfortable with you doctor, then switch.

    Bear in mind that no test for lyme is accurate. You may get these blood results back and it could be negative.

    I was tested twice using the Lyne titer which is aka ELISA. It is the least reliable test at detecting Lyme.

    If you can, try find a doctor who will send your blood to Igenex and sign off on it.

    Good lucj and let us know what happened.

     
    Old 08-25-2007, 09:30 PM   #5
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    Re: How long does blood test take

    I sent my labs off monday---IGG, IGM-- Elisa Antibody test, it said the turn around time would be 3-5 days, sent IGG/IGM western blot out the same day and turnaround time was listed at 6-9 days. I will see my results before my GP does so I will know results first. I am curious how long it will take them (doctor's office) to call my home number to discuss results from the time the lab I work at faxes them to the doc. I think many times the doctors have these results for quite sometime and then when they call you, they act as if they just received them from the lab. Hell, docs are busy folks, but the wait still sucks.
    I agree with the last posts:
    "Not knowing what was wrong with me was the worst part. i desperately needed a label or diagnosis for what was happening to me."

    I don't even care if that diagnosis is that I am batsh*t crazy. At least once something is given a name, coping, closure, and whatever possible treatment there is can begin. Not knowing anything except that something is wrong has definitely been the worst part of the four years for me---well, that and the fatigue and cognitive crap.

    God bless

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