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:
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.