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Splashi1
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Please could you give me feedback on these results?

I know this puts me nowhere near positive for CDC criteria, but interested in some feedback from those "in the know"

Thanks very much!!

1] RESULT COMMENT:
LYME WESTERN BLOT, S
IGG WESTERN BLOT NEG
Reference range: NEG
IgG BAND P41, P23 kDa
IGM WESTERN BLOT NEG
Reference range: NEG
IgM BAND NO BANDS DETECTED kDa
LYME INTERPRETATION (NOTE)

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http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/42077

Here's Dr C's explanation of the Western Blot results, from the top of Medical, in Important Information about Lyme and Co's - scroll down a little ways to get to the meaning of the bands -

So you're saying you have two bands showing - IgG 41 and 23 -

23 is specific for Lyme - it's called ospC - outer surface protein C -

41 can show up for any spirochetal infection, and shows up quite often in Lyme tests.

Many in the Lyme medical community feel that having even one band that is Lyme-specific is enough to call it a positive test.

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WHICH LAB???

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Splashi1
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Thanks for the feedback, Robin! Lymetoo, the test was performed here-

MAYO MEDICAL LABORATORIES NEW ENGLAND,
160 Dascomb Road, Andover, MA 01810

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Then it's nearly worthless.

Please get a test through Igenex.

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Jordana
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I had a test through Mayo, too. One thing I did not understand months ago was that when you are getting a reading for "bands" from Mayo then you ALREADY HAVE A POSITIVE ELISA.

This is not necessarily the case at Labcorp and other commercial labs. But at Mayo they do "reflex"testing, without hesitation, every time; meaning they only bother to do the Western Blot if there has been a positive ELISA.

That means in all likelihood you had a positive ELISA and a band at 23Kda.

Don't mess around like I did for a year. Find a practitioner and start treatment as soon as you can.

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Good to know.

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I had band 41 and 23 and doc said that was definetly Lyme.
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