is labcorp and compunet considered reliable sources for screening bartonella or babesia because my labcorp western blot i did last month with them detected not a single band and i only have medicaid for my insurance so i was curious if anybody else had luck trying these out and yes im aware igenex is the way to go but im just exploring other alternatives before i shell out 250$ on their western blot
quote:Originally posted by Lymetoo: I never heard of compunet. Lab Corp is so-so .. Sometimes they do show a positive.
If you have NO bands, I would look elsewhere to find the source of your troubles.
compunet is affiliated with quest because my symptoms are mainly brain fog, derealization, loud tinnitus 24/7 + visual snow / static vision, sometimes muscle spasms / involuntary muscle movements, crawling feeling and sometimes bugs stinging at me, fatigue at random, hot/cold fluctuations(had this once so far), and heart palpitations
and i did some studying on bartonella infections and these issues correlate with that condition more than likely but i just was wondering if anybody else had any success using them
as i know basic wb tests omits specific bands from their panels and theres many strains of bartonella to detect which is why im just not sure cheap labs would find everything for additional co infections testing
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OK, two more thoughts...
Here you'll find labs that you can use that don't need a doctors signature and the costs are generally a lot lower. I think I have about 10 of them listed there. (Saves cost of office visit and arguing with doctors.)
IF I remember right, and I am sorry my memonry is fuzzy, a lab I saw a sign for outside one of their offices said they would do testing even if you didn't have money to pay. Something to that effect. ??
I BELIEVE it was the lab called "Any Lab Test Now!" and it is on that list at the link above. Might want to check into it?
I used the lab once and was not charged for the tests and there were a lot of them. BUT, check to be sure!!!
Also, at this link you'll find some ways to save money with testing, and a foundation that helps with costs for Lyme tests (IGeneX). Go to the bottom of the page to see that info.