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    Old 11-18-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
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    Wink IgeneX Result Help?

    I received these results from Igenex a few weeks ago now and someone told me somethijg about a CD57 test that leads me to believe I have lyme. Not only did it take me forever to find an LLMD I am now on a waiting list to actually get a doctor's appointment with him. So, I am hoping to just know if I am wasting my time or needlessly worrying or...I need to stay on the list. The test results of concern are:

    CD57 NK Cells Absolute CT 25

    CD57 NK Cells (% Lympho) 1.10

    IFA. B Burgdorferi G/M/A =80

    IGM Result Bands 39 IND and 41 +++

    IGG Result Bands 39 IND, 41 + and 58 +

    Do I have lyme? What is it above that says I do or do not? Any assistance that anyone can afford me is greatly appreciated.

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    Old 11-19-2014, 02:10 AM   #2
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    Re: IgeneX Result Help?

    Hi,

    CD57 is not considered a reliable marker for lyme disease. Mine, for instance, is always high even while testing positive for Lyme. I know other "lymies" with similar results.

    On your Igenex read out there will be a final decree of Positive, Negative or Indeterminate from both Igenex and CDC. You can look to see what that final evaluation is. However, tests are a secondary consideration in diagnosing LD. Clinical symptoms are considered first. You didn't mention what your symptoms are but if you suspect Lyme I would advise that you definitely keep your place on the list to see an LLMD, even if the evaluation on your blood work is not "Positive".

    All the best,

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    Old 11-19-2014, 06:51 AM   #3
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    Re: IgeneX Result Help?

    Well all of this has started because of the symptoms I show and with my killer cells registering so low something seems to definitely be going on. I just am having difficulty with the fact that it takes two months or more to get to see an LLMD and I will have to drive five hours to get there. In addition to all of this I have a sister, brother-in-law, 2 nieces, and a nephew all positive for lyme. How odd is this? We are also wondering if another sister shouldn't get tested. My anxiety level is increasing daily and that is not helping as I need to keep working. I am a teacher and some days I wonder if I will make it to the end of the day! The more I hear from people the more I am learning so all help is appreciated. Thank you, Tess!

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    Re: IgeneX Result Help?

    Cajun C.,

    If you haven't already done so, check out the stickies at the top of this board for more information about everything lyme. It is a travesty that people who are so ill with this disease have so much difficulty finding proper care. And then there's the expense! While you are waiting for your appointment you could be doing some alternative protocols which would also help with some of your symptoms. I did salt/C as my primary protocol with lots of herbals, essential oils, vitamins etc. This is an excellent book, if interested.

    The Salt C Plus Protocol for Lyme Disease by M. Fett

    He also includes a great detoxing list of potions. You could also check out Bryon White's Herbals, Buhner's protocol, Essential Oils, Rick Simpson Oil and there are many others as well. I think doing a lot of research is always helpful.

    Hang in there,

    Tess

    Oh, and check out the video Under Our Skin

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    Old 11-22-2014, 07:11 PM   #5
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    Re: IgeneX Result Help?

    Do you have Lyme disease? Maybe. I can't really tell from those results you posted alone; no one can.

    The CD57 and natural killer cell stuff isn't really important in diagnosis.

    What's important are your western blot results. That's your bands 41, 39, and 51, etc. You have only 3 bands positive on both IgG and IgM, and 41 isn't usually significant in itself because it's very common in the general population. That's because other simple infections can register a positive 41 band as well.

    Lyme Disease is a clinical diagnosis, meaning that the signs and symptoms you have, as well as certain risk factors, determine whether you have the disease along with the lab results. Considering either one in isolation of the other might lead to the wrong conclusion.

    I would stay on the list to see the Lyme specialist. Show him your results, and tell him your symptoms and where you live. He should be able to determine whether you have got the disease or not...but even LLMDs don't catch everything. Sometimes, it just ends up being a diagnosis of exclusion :/

    But anyways, to answer your question I recommend staying on the list because you may have Lyme.

     
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    Re: IgeneX Result Help?

    my doc who is in leesville la ran same test,if you have two or more positive markers you most likely do have lyme ,from all ive read igenex is one of the best labs for this

     
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