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susank
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Me again - the queen of "what does it mean?".

Getting together my past labs to give to the doctor I found my results from being tested three years ago for Mycoplasma. The lab was TARCI - the Arthritis Research Center.

The test was Ab/Elisa. Results:

M. hominis Titer 100
M. fermentans Neg.
M. salivarium Neg.
M. pneumomoniae Titer 200

Interpretation reads:
"Titers <200 i.e. low positive indicate past exposure to the organism."

"results are reported as negative or positive"

The doctor that did the test - per my request -
did not comment on the results. Not his field.

Again another test that I don't understand the results. On the M.Pn. titer of 200 it does not say positive - only the titer number.

Thoughts? I guess I should re-test? TIA.

[ 09-21-2011, 07:56 PM: Message edited by: susank ]

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Pos.Bb culture 2012
Labcorp - no bands ever
Igenex - Neg. 4 times
With overall bands:
IGM 18,28,41,66 IND: 23-25,34,39
IGG 41,58 IND: 39
Bart H IGG 40

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susank -

The titer should be around 100 or less. I've had some outrageously high titers (700) and can tell you a myco infection makes a big difference, on top of everything else...

Should respond to minocycline. Please ask your MD/LLMD to retest you.

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susank
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Just re-tested by Labcorp for M. Pn.:

IGG 449 high Pos.>320
IGM neg.

If I understand the doctor's message - I have chronic M.Pn.and need to treat.

This is where I get confused with IGM and IGG.
ie past exposure, recent infection or current/chronic.

My basic understanding is that with infection the IGM eventually disappears - with LD as an exception?

IGG means the body has recognized the infection previously and the IGG remains elevated for life.

Some illnesses can be determined to be current/chronic from IGG levels?

FWIW my EBV results:

VCA IGM neg - as one would expect
Early Antigen - neg.,
VCA and EBNA IGG >8 high

Considered not re-activated due to negative Early Antigen despite elevated IGG's.

What to think?

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Pos.Bb culture 2012
Labcorp - no bands ever
Igenex - Neg. 4 times
With overall bands:
IGM 18,28,41,66 IND: 23-25,34,39
IGG 41,58 IND: 39
Bart H IGG 40

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