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Priya
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Can you get igenex test without an order from doctor. Can you get the test and only then go to a doctor with the results.
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I had the kit sent to me and took it to my doctor. It requires a blood draw, so a doctor needs to do it.

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You have to find someone to sign off on it. Go ahead and order the kit; you pay when you send in the blood work.

Even a chiro can sign off on it.

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Priya
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Where do you get the blood drawn? Do u take it to quest it some lab to draw blood and send to igenex ?
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Quest labs is one place

Quest Diagnostic lab

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Hi there thanks for any info
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Angie

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Also if you call the igenex number on the website
I'm sure they will tell you where you can go and get blood drawn near you

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Angie

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You can also discuss with IGeneX which tests to get. It's IgM and IgG Western Blots for Lyme.

I usually ask people to look at a list of symptoms for the co-infections babesia, bartonella and ehrlichia, and if they think they match, then to go ahead and test for all.

Some people just do it all. I did just Lyme, as I'm wasn't symptomatic for anything else.

The signing doctor does not have to know what's going on. My primary doc did not. They get a copy of results and then we need to check in with knowledgeable Lyme folks for interp, as it can be tricky to understand them.

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Priya
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My pcp dismissed it completely so I don't even know if she will sign off on it. Llmd not covered by insurance. So it would be an expensive visit just to get him to sign off. I haven't had any symptoms. Just found a tick in my bed. So haven't had a consultation yet.
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If I didn't check for the co-infections

I would never found out I also had "Rocky Mountain spotted fever"
And 5 other coinfections on top of it
I was shocked because I never saw on the internet that
"Rocky Mountain spotted fever" was even associated with Lyme


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Hahah... where I picked up all this , only god knows where
I am still shocked


Trust me I was so skeptical about all this Lyme stuff


And yes it's pricey
Do a gofundme on Facebook or the internet
Tell your story
Random People or friends will help, watch you'll see !

Your just looking to get tested , not treated
And some Lyme doctors do over the phone once you done the initial visit ..so it's a lot cheaper

You want a " ilads " LLMD

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Angie

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Consider DNA Connexions, no doctor needed. Or "Any Lab Test Now" if you have a location close by which apparently is referenced on the IGeneX site (and has doctors to sign off labs in house).
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quote:
Originally posted by Priya:
I haven't had any symptoms. Just found a tick in my bed.

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No worries then.

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