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lymenotlite
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I did a yearlong lyme herbal protocol by Buhner and would like to know if there is a test that can tell whether I still have lyme.

The Western Blot test checks for lyme antibodies and of course I still will have those antibodies in my system whether I still have lyme or not.

I think such test would have to be PCR (DNA) test. How accurate would that test be?

Thanks.

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Robin123
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Just knowing the science of how well these critters can hide, I personally would guess that we don't get rid of all of it, but at least enough to feel better, if we're lucky.

Best to keep your health in as good a shape as you can, including your immune system. My doc recommends Host Defense, a blend of 17 mushrooms.

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Bartenderbonnie
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Here's what has been posted recently on Lymenet about newer testing.

Dr H quote"
The Nanotrap test was published in 2015, as a new urine antigen test for detecting early stage Lyme and can also evaluate treatment."
https://m.facebook.com/drrichardhorowitz/posts/nbc-news-just-reported-on-one-of-the-newer-technologies-to-diagnose-lyme-disease/1265641210191341/

Lyme Anitgen Test
https://www.ceresnano.com/nanotrap-lyme-test
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/137474#000003

This is the Borrelial 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence test;
http://www.dnalymetest.com/lymediseasednatesting.html

You could also take the MSIDS test to gauge your progress;

http://www.lymeactionnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/MSIDS.pdf

[ 07-06-2019, 10:12 AM: Message edited by: Bartenderbonnie ]

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