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Old 09-14-2007, 06:18 AM   #1
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What to do?.....

Hi. As some of you may already know, I tested positve for Lyme and now my husband wants to get tested as well (he has many of the symptoms). Here's the thing. We want to order the kit from IgeneX and see if he comes up with any bands positive before we have to dish out hundreds of $$$ to see a LLMD
(my medical bills are enough to deal with right now ). So, I called our pc today and he said that he does not draw blood at his office. What do we do now? A doctor that does not draw blood?!!
Oh, and I tried asking Quest.....they said they can not do that.
Any suggestions?


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Old 09-14-2007, 06:37 AM   #2
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Re: What to do?.....

P.S...He has a neuro appointment coming up where he will be tested for Lyme but the neuro uses another Lab...I wonder if we order the kit and bring it with us, would he draw the blood for IgeneX? Hmmmm..


Old 09-14-2007, 07:08 AM   #3
Bill S
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Re: What to do?.....

If you have the kit, you might ask the local hospital if they'll draw blood and send it in your kit to Igenex. I had this done for a different test a while back.

Old 09-14-2007, 10:08 AM   #4
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Re: What to do?.....

hi 3love,
What I did was get the test kit from IgeneX and Had an MD at my infectious diseas app. sign the order form. In my quest to find out what is wrong with me in the past I had ordered tests off the internet. STD's, mono, ect. (all negative) Anyway, I called the lab the internet testing used. I think it was ******* and asked them if I paid them will they draw the blood for me. I told them I have a doctors order but I am not using insurance and I want to pay for it myself.
So with kit in hand and doctor's signed IgeneX paperwork I went to the lab. They drew the blood and spun it, packed it, and I took it to fed-ex.
Try calling a lab from the yellow pages in your area and explain what you want to do. You should be able to find something. The lab charged me $35 to draw, spin, and pack. They would have called fed-ex but I just wanted to take it myself. The tricky part for me was getting the doc. to sign the form, but if his PC will do it just make sure he is an MD or DO. That's what IgeneX said. A PA, or nurse practioner can not order the test. Good luck. mc
P.S. I'm like you I wanted to see the WB test from IgeneX before shelling out money on a LLMD.

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