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momintexas
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Does a CDC positive result ever change?

Or are you always positive once you test positive even after years of treatment?

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oceangirlSA
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I am not sure. I would love to know too. I just had another Igenex Lyme test and it was still CDC positive, but only the IGM antibodies.

My Igenex test two years ago was also IGM CDC positive as well - no change.

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GretaM
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Great topic! I wonder this myself.
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Good question. I imagine if you were cdc positive and treated with abx, then later negative, you could be considered cured or post lyme syndrome, even though we all know that's a joke.

So you may require further testing since we know the proof is not always in the pudding.

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Judie
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"Does a CDC positive result ever change?"

Yes, here was my experience. I waited until the appropriate time period to test too (6 weeks after EM rash).

Infected 2012, had a CDC positive result the first time around through Labcorp.

Reinfected 2013 (way worse symptoms than the first time around).

This second time, CDC negative although several bands were + on Igenex.

Did a month of doxy and retested. The third test, still CDC negative, but the + bands just had more +s. One had four +. If one of my indeterminent bands had turned + I would have been CDC positive, but none did.

Lesson: the sicker I was, the less likely I was to have a CDC positive test.

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beaches
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Yes, the results can change.
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momintexas
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I'm surprised after all of these years I came back CDC+ again through LabCorp.

I'm off meds and had been feeling well.

Wondering if this will be treated as a "new" case by CDC since it had been so many years since last test.

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I've read that changes in results on a Western Blot (i.e., changing bands) is one indication of active infection.

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