Feb 262007
 

I received a call from the doctor’s office on Monday, and the Lyme Western Blot came back negative. I did not find that surprising, but wanted to confirm the results of the test myself. I had a count of 46 for the CD-57 test (which LabCorp bracketed that it was out of range; 60-360 is in-range); which seems to definitely confirm my suspicion of Lyme (but upon Eriksgirls talking with the Tick Borne Disease Center CD-57 is not a test that can diagnose Lyme). Regardless, the CD-57 gave me quite a bit of hope that this really is Lyme, and we just need the rest of the tests to agree. As already said, the Western Blot came back negative, but LabCorp did not include the details of which bands were reactive. Eriksgirl called and asked them to send the full report to the doctor so we can see if it really was indicative of Lyme, but I have not called to get those results. I suppose it is a long shot that the LabCorp Western Blot results will help, but we shall see.

Also, from Eriksgirl’s conversation with Tick Borne Disease Center He went on to recommend the following tests from Medical Diagnostic Laboratories:

  • Elisa and Western Blot
  • C6 Peptide
  • PCR (DNA) of the following:
    • Lyme
    • Ehrlicia
    • Bartonella
    • Babesia
    • Mycoplasma

     

He also added that tests for Lyme suck, but that I would need a positive test before I could be treated for Lyme. On a plus this lab he recommended is covered by insurance, and from their paperwork seem to be fairly familiar with Lyme.

Since I have taken so long to post this I have received the vials (2 yellow tops, and 1 tiger top) to send to MDLab. I also have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow to talk him into drawing the blood to send to the lab.

For the curious here are the recent lab results.

  5 Responses to “Lyme Test Results are Back”

  1. Erik… I sent you a email… and an article of my wife. Buddy unless you have a LYME DISEASE DOCTOR THAT IS LITERAT IN LYME BUDDY YOUR WASTING YOUR TIME..99.9%of test done for LYME done by todays… Dr. is WRONG BUDDY…
    Trust me on this.. Read the article I sent to you today.. regarding MS and Lyme read it closely.. I have enclosed my phone no… and you will have my addy…
    YOU HAVE LYME BUDDY LIKE ANYONE WHO IS MIS DIAGNOSED WITH MS..
    MS IS A MULTI BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY BUDDY AND DO YOU THINK THAT MODERM MEDICINE WANTS TO KNOW THAT THIER BUSINESS CAN BE DESTROYED BY.. AN ANTIBIOTIC SHOT? HMMMM GET BACK TO ME IF YOU WANT TO GET BETTER BUDDY… THIS IS NOT BS… FACT..

  2. I am certain that I have Lyme, but finding a doctor that treats Lyme in Texas is a challenge. The current batch of tests, and the lab, were selected by a Lyme specialist. I am hopeful this lab will work, otherwise it is on to Igenex (and an out of pocket cost).

  3. I live in Texas too and had such a hard time getting a doctor to even consider the possibility of Lyme disease that I gave up, and started treating myself with herbs. So far, so good (I now sleep 13 hours a day instead of 18+, and all the pain and other symptoms are improving). If you’re interested in learning more you should check out the book “Healing Lyme” by Stephen Buhner!

  4. Typically you do not post a LLMD’s name and location because of the legal issues they face. Normally, in public forums an initial is used. Here is Shannan’s post modified to hide the doctor’s name:

    Erik,

    I live in south Texas and was misdiagnosed with Fibro/Chronic Fatigue for 13 years. I got a note from a member of the Lyme disease Society of Texas and went to see Dr. F in Pineville Louisiana. He sent my blood to a specific lab in Calif. I came back CDC positive for Lyme disease. I have begun the treatment and feel I am slowly getting better. I suffered with all of the symptoms you have. I have had 7 MRI’s, 4 EMG’s and thousands of dollars of blood work. If you want to know -go so Dr. F. Maybe it’s not MS – maybe it is but don’t waste your time or money on a doctor from Texas.

    Take care!!

    Shannan

  5. Shannan,
    Thank you for your post, and I am very aware of Dr. F, but thank you for the recommendation! You’re definitely hitting the blog a way back since I have a positive test for Lyme now, and have been getting treatment for 4 months. I thought that there was a good doctor in Houston, but maybe he is retired? It is unfortunate that there are so few good doctors for Lyme.

    Best of luck, and keep up the good fight!

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